Strehla

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Strehla
Strehlakirche.jpg
Coat of arms of Strehla
Coat of arms
Strehla   is located in Germany
Strehla
Strehla
Coordinates: 51°21′11″N 13°13′33″E / 51.35306°N 13.22583°E / 51.35306; 13.22583Coordinates: 51°21′11″N 13°13′33″E / 51.35306°N 13.22583°E / 51.35306; 13.22583
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Meißen
Subdivisions 7
Government
 • Mayor Harry Güldner (CDU)
Area
 • Total 30.07 km2 (11.61 sq mi)
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,849
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01616
Dialling codes 035264
Vehicle registration MEI
Website www.strehla.de
Schloss Strehla in 19th century

Strehla is a small town in the district of Meißen, Saxony, Germany. It is located on the river Elbe, north of Riesa. This place name means arrow in Sorbian. Strehla includes the following subdivisions:

  • Forberge
  • Görzig/Trebnitz
  • Großrügeln
  • Lößnig
  • Oppitzsch
  • Paußnitz
  • Unterreußen

History[edit]

Strehla was first mentioned in 1002. It is situated on the Via Regia Lusatiae Superioris (Royal road of Upper Lusatia), which connected Görlitz to Leipzig. The castle of Strehla belonged to the Pflugk family from the 14th century until 1945.

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