Penig

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Penig
Coat of arms of Penig
Coat of arms
Penig   is located in Germany
Penig
Penig
Coordinates: 50°56′1″N 12°42′21″E / 50.93361°N 12.70583°E / 50.93361; 12.70583Coordinates: 50°56′1″N 12°42′21″E / 50.93361°N 12.70583°E / 50.93361; 12.70583
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Mittelsachsen
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Eulenberger (CDU)
Area
 • Total 63.31 km2 (24.44 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,263
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 09322
Dialling codes 037381
Vehicle registration FG
Website www.penig.de

Penig (German pronunciation: [ˈpeːnɪç]) is a town in the district of Mittelsachsen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Zwickauer Mulde, 19 km northwest of Chemnitz. The old and the new castle were owned by the House of Schönburg from 1378 until 1945. Penig housed a concentration camp during World War II.

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