Limbach-Oberfrohna

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Limbach-Oberfrohna
Coat of arms of Limbach-Oberfrohna
Coat of arms
Limbach-Oberfrohna   is located in Germany
Limbach-Oberfrohna
Limbach-Oberfrohna
Coordinates: 50°52′N 12°45′E / 50.867°N 12.750°E / 50.867; 12.750Coordinates: 50°52′N 12°45′E / 50.867°N 12.750°E / 50.867; 12.750
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Zwickau
Municipal assoc. Limbach-Oberfrohna
Subdivisions 7
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Christian Rickauer (CDU)
Area
 • Total 50.17 km2 (19.37 sq mi)
Elevation 349 m (1,145 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 24,107
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 09212
Dialling codes 03722, 037609
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.limbach-oberfrohna.de

Limbach-Oberfrohna is a town in the district of Zwickau in the German Free State of Saxony.

Main sights[edit]

  • Schloss (Castle) Wolkenburg
  • Protestant church in Oberfrohna
  • Wasserturm ("Water Tower")
  • Town Hall
  • Limbach Municipal Church

Economy[edit]

Limbach-Oberfrohna is situated in the manufacturing district of Chemnitz. It has a public park and a monument to the composer Johannes Pache. Its industries in the past included the making of worsteds, cloth, silk and sewing-machines, dyeing and bleaching. However, these industries collapsed almost completely after the reunification of Germany in 1990. Today, the biggest employers in the town are Siemens VDO, a former branch of the Siemens AG and manufacturer of car-supplies together with other mechanical-engineering firms.

Transportation[edit]

The town is situated near the Bundesautobahn 4 and Bundesautobahn 72. Chemnitz, a city with a long existing mechanical-engineering-industry, is situated about 15 km to the east of Limbach-Oberfrohna.

References[edit]

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.