Nossen

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Nossen
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Coat of arms of Nossen
Coat of arms
Nossen   is located in Germany
Nossen
Nossen
Coordinates: 51°03′N 13°18′E / 51.050°N 13.300°E / 51.050; 13.300Coordinates: 51°03′N 13°18′E / 51.050°N 13.300°E / 51.050; 13.300
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Meißen
Government
 • Mayor Uwe Anke
Area
 • Total 122.61 km2 (47.34 sq mi)
Elevation 259 m (850 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,835
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01623, 01665, 01683
Dialling codes 035242, 035246, 035241
Vehicle registration MEI
Website www.nossen.de

Nossen is a town in the district of Meißen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is located 80 km southeast of Leipzig. The town is dominated by a large Renaissance castle. Nossen is best known for its proximity to a motorway junction where the A14 merges onto the A4.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring Towns[edit]

Nearest towns are Roßwein, Großschirma, Reinsberg and Striegistal in Mittelsachsen districts and Käbschütztal, Lommatzsch and Klipphausen in the Meißen district.

History[edit]

During World War II, a subcamp of Flossenbürg concentration camp was located here.[2]

Historical Population[edit]

From 1995, recorded on 31 December, unless otherwise noted:[3]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1834 1,778 —    
1885 3,945 +121.9%
1960[4] 7,881 +99.8%
1990[5] 6,999 −11.2%
1998 6,552 −6.4%
Year Pop. ±%
2000 6,487 −1.0%
2002[6] 7,781 +19.9%
2004 7,626 −2.0%
2006 7,363 −3.4%
2009 7,142 −3.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen – Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Christine O'Keefe. Concentration Camps
  3. ^ Datenquelle ab 1998: Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen
  4. ^ 31 December
  5. ^ 3 October
  6. ^ Using the enlarged district from 1 January 2003 (with Heynitz)

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