Schraplau

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Schraplau
Coat of arms of Schraplau
Coat of arms
Schraplau  is located in Germany
Schraplau
Schraplau
Coordinates: 51°26′11″N 11°39′54″E / 51.43639°N 11.66500°E / 51.43639; 11.66500Coordinates: 51°26′11″N 11°39′54″E / 51.43639°N 11.66500°E / 51.43639; 11.66500
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Saalekreis
Municipal assoc. Weida-Land
Government
 • Mayor Roland Richter
Area
 • Total 7.05 km2 (2.72 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,179
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06279
Dialling codes 034774
Vehicle registration SK

Schraplau is a town in the Verbandsgemeinde Weida-Land, part of the district of Saalekreis, in the State of Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approximately 8 km (5 mi) northeast of Querfurt. It is also considered part of the Halle-Leipzig metropolitan area.

History[edit]

The village of Scrabanloch was founded in the 8th century, the exact year remains unknown. Soon after, a castle was built near the settlement. In the 11th century the village received a charter to become a city. Over the time Schraplau has had several names.

Town structure[edit]

Schraplau includes Wilhelm-Fichte-Siedlung as well as the neighborhoods of Trautmanshoehe and Schafsee which are also incorporated but lie outside of the main urbanisation.

Politics[edit]

The incumbent mayor is Roland Richter who has been serving since 1994.

Education[edit]

Schraplau retains a public elementary school.

Limestone quarry

Economy[edit]

Most residents of are not employed in Schraplau itself. Notable employers and important service businesses in the town are the Kalkwerk (lime work plant) and the Trink- und Abwasserzweckverband (water works). There are also a bakery, a drug store, and a public house.[2]

Recreation[edit]

Schraplau offers a number of green parks and avenues for walking and cycling. A sports stadium is open to everyone and suitable for soccer and other sports. There is also a small church. A public pool, which was built in the 1950s, was renovated in 1994.

Infrastructure[edit]

The town is served by public buses of the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund, that connect Schraplau with train stations in Röblingen am See and Querfurt.[3] From Querfurt trains leave for Merseburg, from Röblingen am See for Halle and Nordhausen. The nearest motorway is the new Bundesautobahn 38 Göttingen–Leipzig, which has an exit 3 km (2 mi) south of Schraplau. The railway tracks running through Schraplau are no longer used for public transport and are now only occasionally used for the transport of heavy goods.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden 31.12.2012". Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German). January 2014. 
  2. ^ "New Pub in Schraplau". Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (newspaper). Retrieved May 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ Liniennetz Region Saalekreis