Werdau

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Werdau
The town hall in Werdau
The town hall in Werdau
Coat of arms of Werdau
Coat of arms
Werdau   is located in Germany
Werdau
Werdau
Coordinates: 50°44′N 12°23′E / 50.733°N 12.383°E / 50.733; 12.383Coordinates: 50°44′N 12°23′E / 50.733°N 12.383°E / 50.733; 12.383
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Zwickau
Subdivisions 5
Government
 • Mayor Stefan Czarnecki (CDU)
Area
 • Total 65.60 km2 (25.33 sq mi)
Elevation 334 m (1,096 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,114
 • Density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 08412
Dialling codes 03761
Vehicle registration Z, GC, HOT, WDA
Website www.werdau.de

Werdau is a town in Germany, part of the Landkreis Zwickau in the Free State of Saxony. It is situated on the river Pleiße, 8 km from Zwickau.

In 1905, the city held a contest for the design of a new town hall (see right), as the old one built in 1727 had become too small. The tower and floorplan of one design was combined with the façade of another, and ground was broken for construction on August 1, 1908. It was inaugurated on April 26, 1911, with Frederick Augustus III of Saxony in attendance.[2][3]

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  • Media related to Werdau at Wikimedia Commons