Schalkau

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Schalkau
Coat of arms of Schalkau
Coat of arms
Schalkau   is located in Germany
Schalkau
Schalkau
Coordinates: 50°23′40″N 11°0′31″E / 50.39444°N 11.00861°E / 50.39444; 11.00861Coordinates: 50°23′40″N 11°0′31″E / 50.39444°N 11.00861°E / 50.39444; 11.00861
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Sonneberg
Government
 • Mayor Reinhard Zehner (CDU)
Area
 • Total 33.58 km2 (12.97 sq mi)
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,049
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 96528
Dialling codes 036766
Vehicle registration SON

Schalkau is a town in the district of Sonneberg, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 13 km west of Sonneberg, and 15 km north of Coburg.

Schalkau has two stations, Schalkau and Schalkau Mitte, on the Hinterland Railway (Hinterlandbahn) from Sonneberg Hauptbahnhof to Eisfeld.[2] There is also a regular bus service to Sonneberg. There is one secondary school, educating pupils 11-16 (ordinarily) which falls into the 'Realschule' category. The school is named after the famous German writer, Goethe. There is a post office and a few other facilities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) 2007/2008 edition. Schweers + Wall. 2007. ISBN 978-3-89494-136-9.