Wittichenau

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Wittichenau
Markt Wittichenau 4.JPG
Coat of arms of Wittichenau
Coat of arms
Wittichenau  is located in Germany
Wittichenau
Wittichenau
Coordinates: 51°23′N 14°15′E / 51.383°N 14.250°E / 51.383; 14.250Coordinates: 51°23′N 14°15′E / 51.383°N 14.250°E / 51.383; 14.250
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Bautzen
Subdivisions 12
Government
 • Mayor Udo Popella (CDU)
Area
 • Total 62.24 km2 (24.03 sq mi)
Elevation 127 m (417 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,830
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 02997
Dialling codes 035725
Vehicle registration BZ
Website www.wittichenau.de/stadt

Wittichenau (Sorbian Kulow) is a bilingual town in the district of Bautzen in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Schwarze Elster, 6 km south of Hoyerswerda.

This small municipality is situated in the heart of bilingual Lusatia region which was for long centuries part of the Kingdom of Bohemia. Wittichenau has 6,300 inhabitants of whom the Sorbian-speaking, Slavic Lusatian population compose about 35-40%; the other 60-65% speak German.

Wittichenau is the birthplace of the following:

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