Schleiz

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Schleiz
Church in Schleiz
Church in Schleiz
Coat of arms of Schleiz
Coat of arms
Schleiz   is located in Germany
Schleiz
Schleiz
Coordinates: 50°35′0″N 11°49′0″E / 50.58333°N 11.81667°E / 50.58333; 11.81667Coordinates: 50°35′0″N 11°49′0″E / 50.58333°N 11.81667°E / 50.58333; 11.81667
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saale-Orla-Kreis
Subdivisions 11
Government
 • Mayor Juergen K. Klimpke (SPD)
Area
 • Total 83.03 km2 (32.06 sq mi)
Elevation 432 m (1,417 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,500
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07901–07907
Dialling codes 03663
Vehicle registration SOK
Website www.schleiz.de
Former mint building
Dragon fountain

Schleiz is a town in the district of Saale-Orla-Kreis in Thuringia, Germany.

Location[edit]

Schleiz is in the Thuringian Vogtland area, an area of wooded hills on the borders of Thuringia, Saxony, Bavaria and the Czech Republic. The city is located in a valley with the river Wisenta near the motorway A 9 (BerlinMünchen).

Subdivisions[edit]

Schleiz includes the following subdivisions:

  • Möschlitz
  • Grochwitz
  • Oberböhmsdorf
  • Lössau
  • Langenbuch
  • Wüstendittersdorf
  • Dröswein
  • Gräfenwarth
  • Oschitz
  • Heinrichsruh

History[edit]

Schleiz can be traced back to a settlement established about 1200 ("Altstadt") and a separate "Neustadt" that was established next to it. The "Neustadt" had a castle and a city wall. Until 2 December 1482 they were totally separate communities after which they combined to one city.[citation needed] There was a settlement of the Teutonic Order here, and for some years previous to 1848 the town was the capital of the small principality of Reuss-Schleiz. In the vicinity a battle was fought, between the French and the Prussians on 9 October 1806.[2]

The palace was destroyed April 1945.[citation needed]

Population[edit]

Trend of population figures:

1834 — 1995

  • 1834 - 4619
  • 1890 - 4928
  • 1933 - 6505
  • 1939 - 6828
  • 1960 - 7933[3]
  • 1994 - 8567[4]
  • 1995 - 9163

1996 — 2002

  • 1996 - 9528
  • 1997 - 9375
  • 1998 - 9389
  • 1999 - 9336
  • 2000 - 9309
  • 2001 - 9268
  • 2002 - 9223

2003 — 2009

  • 2003 - 9100
  • 2004 - 9069
  • 2005 - 9012
  • 2006 - 8932
  • 2007 - 8868
  • 2008 - 8824
  • 2009 - 8717

Other[edit]

It is also the site of the Schleizer Dreieck race track.

Commemorative plaque for Johann Friedrich Böttger

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Chisholm 1911, p. 334.
  3. ^ from 1960 on always as of 31 December
  4. ^ Source from 1994 onwards: Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik
Attribution
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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