Radis

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Radis
Stadtteil of Kemberg
Radis   is located in Germany
Radis
Radis
Coordinates: 51°45′N 12°31′E / 51.750°N 12.517°E / 51.750; 12.517Coordinates: 51°45′N 12°31′E / 51.750°N 12.517°E / 51.750; 12.517
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Wittenberg
Town Kemberg
Area
 • Total 19.82 km2 (7.65 sq mi)
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 1,326
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06901
Dialling codes 034953
Vehicle registration WB
Website www.vwg-kemberg.de

Radis is a village and a former municipality in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2010, it is part of the town Kemberg.

Geography[edit]

Radis lies about 20 km southwest of Lutherstadt Wittenberg on the edge of the Düben Heath Nature Park.

History[edit]

Radis was first documented in 1378 under the name Rodiß.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

The Papsthaus ("Pope House"), located in a wooded area about 2 km west of Radis, was where Johann Gottfried Galle (1812–1910) was born. With his startling discovery of the planet Neptune, among other things, he became one of Germany's most important astronomers.

Economy and transportation[edit]

Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 100 between Wittenberg and Gräfenhainichen runs right through the community. Radis railway station lies on the line between Wittenberg and Gräfenhainichen.

Notable residents[edit]

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