Schönburg (Saale)

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Schönburg
Schönburg2.jpg
Coat of arms of Schönburg
Coat of arms
Schönburg  is located in Germany
Schönburg
Schönburg
Coordinates: 51°10′0″N 11°52′0″E / 51.16667°N 11.86667°E / 51.16667; 11.86667Coordinates: 51°10′0″N 11°52′0″E / 51.16667°N 11.86667°E / 51.16667; 11.86667
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Burgenlandkreis
Municipal assoc. Wethautal
Government
 • Mayor Jörg Stützer
Area
 • Total 14.83 km2 (5.73 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,067
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06618
Dialling codes 03445
Vehicle registration BLK
Lordship (County, Principality) of Schönburg
Herrschaft (Grafschaft, Fürstentum) Schönburg
State of the Holy Roman Empire
Duchy of Saxony
1182–1803
Capital Schönburg
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Established 1182
 -  Partitioned into Upper
    and Lower Schönburg
 
1569
 -  Upper Schönburg raised
    to county
 
1700
 -  Under Vögterei of
    the Electorate of Saxony
 
1740
 -  Upper Sch partitioned
    to Sch-Hartenstein
    and Sch-Waldenburg
 
 
1790
 -  Mediatised to Saxony 1803

Schönburg is a municipality in the Burgenlandkreis district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated 5 km east of Naumburg, on the river Saale. It is part of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Wethautal.

The castle was built by the House of Schönburg around 1120 and came into the ownership of the Bishopric of Naumburg-Zeitz during the following century.

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