Zwönitz

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Zwönitz
Erzgebirgsweihnacht Zwoenitz.jpg
Coat of arms of Zwönitz
Coat of arms
Zwönitz   is located in Germany
Zwönitz
Zwönitz
Coordinates: 50°37′0″N 12°48′0″E / 50.61667°N 12.80000°E / 50.61667; 12.80000Coordinates: 50°37′0″N 12°48′0″E / 50.61667°N 12.80000°E / 50.61667; 12.80000
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Erzgebirgskreis
Government
 • Mayor Wolfgang Triebert (CDU)
Area
 • Total 64.18 km2 (24.78 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,450
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)

Zwönitz is a town in the district Erzgebirgskreis, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 9 km south of Stollberg, and 24 km southwest of Chemnitz.

Parts of the city[edit]

Zwönitz consists of:

Zwoenitz
Zwoenitz and its villages and the joint administration Zwoenitz-Elterlein

History[edit]

The town was founded by Slavs. The monastery Grünhain owned the area since 1286. Zwönitz received its town charter around the turn of the 13th century. It was a customs and trading point with market rights since 1545.

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