Lucka

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Lucka
Wettinerbrunnen, erected in memory of the 1307 battle
Wettinerbrunnen, erected in memory of the 1307 battle
Coat of arms of Lucka
Coat of arms
Lucka   is located in Germany
Lucka
Lucka
Coordinates: 51°5′42″N 12°20′7″E / 51.09500°N 12.33528°E / 51.09500; 12.33528Coordinates: 51°5′42″N 12°20′7″E / 51.09500°N 12.33528°E / 51.09500; 12.33528
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Altenburger Land
Government
 • Mayor Kathrin Backmann
Area
 • Total 12.99 km2 (5.02 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,938
 • Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04613
Dialling codes 034492
Vehicle registration ABG
Website www.lucka.de

Lucka is a town in the Thuringian landkreis of Altenburger Land.

History[edit]

The settlement of the area around Lucka occurred in the early Stone Age (5000-2500 b.c.). Lucka was first mentioned in writing in 1320 as "opidum Luckowe". The area was also the site of a battle in 1307 between the Habsburgs and the Wettins.

International relations[edit]

Lucka is twinned with:

Town Division[edit]

Lucka is divided into three parts: the town itself, Breitenhain and Prößdorf.

Personalities[edit]

  • Otto Engert—a Communist politician (b. in Prößdorf)
  • Erika Zuchold - World Champion and Olympic Medalist in Gymnastics
Lucka's Church

References[edit]

  • The information in this article is based on and/or translated from that found in its German equivalent.