Meerane

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Meerane
Saint Martin Church
Saint Martin Church
Coat of arms of Meerane
Coat of arms
Meerane   is located in Germany
Meerane
Meerane
Coordinates: 50°51′7″N 12°27′49″E / 50.85194°N 12.46361°E / 50.85194; 12.46361Coordinates: 50°51′7″N 12°27′49″E / 50.85194°N 12.46361°E / 50.85194; 12.46361
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Zwickau
Municipal assoc. Meerane
Subdivisions Kernstadt, 4 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Lothar Ungerer
Area
 • Total 19.77 km2 (7.63 sq mi)
Elevation 253 m (830 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,003
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 08393
Dialling codes 03764
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.meerane.de

Meerane is a town in the Zwickau district of Saxony, Germany. It lies midway between the towns of Altenburg and Zwickau, west of Chemnitz.

As of 31 December 2008, there were 16,517[2] inhabitants. The population has declined from a peak of over 26,000 in the 1940s.

Meerane was once important for the manufacture of woollen and mixed cloths; associated industries such as dyeworks, tanneries and machine factories were also located there.

Attractions[edit]

  • There are several parks: Wilhelm-Wunderlich Park, Annapark, Schillerpark
  • The city hall was built in 1727, and has been completely restored
  • The Lutheran church of St. Martinskirche was first documented in 1314

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Media related to Meerane at Wikimedia Commons