Auerbach (Vogtland)

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Auerbach
Schlossturm-Auerbach.jpg
Coat of arms of Auerbach
Coat of arms
Auerbach   is located in Germany
Auerbach
Auerbach
Coordinates: 50°30′34″N 12°24′0″E / 50.50944°N 12.40000°E / 50.50944; 12.40000Coordinates: 50°30′34″N 12°24′0″E / 50.50944°N 12.40000°E / 50.50944; 12.40000
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Vogtlandkreis
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Deckert
Area
 • Total 55.38 km2 (21.38 sq mi)
Elevation 555 m (1,821 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 18,893
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 08209
Dialling codes 03744
Vehicle registration V, AE
Website www.stadt-auerbach.de

Auerbach (German pronunciation: [ˈaʊ.ɐbax]) is a town in the Vogtlandkreis, Saxony, Germany. It is the regional centre of the eastern Vogtland. The economy is mainly based on textile manufacture, food processing and machine industry. After Plauen and Reichenbach, Auerbach is the town with the third largest population in the Vogtlandkreis.

Auerbach was mentioned for the first time in 1282. The town is situated at the declivities above the river Göltzsch at the foot of a castle tower from the 12th century. Landmarks include the towers of the St. Laurentius church, the Catholic Zum Heiligen Kreuz church and the 43.9-metre-high (144 ft) tower of the castle. The three tall buildings give Auerbach its nickname “the Three Towers Town”.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population (from 1960, as on 31st December):

1834 bis 1960

  • 1834: 02,985
  • 1875: 05,277
  • 1880: 06,258
  • 1910: 12,721
  • 1933: 19,597
  • 1946: 18,708 1
  • 1950: 21,765 2

1971 bis 2008

  • 1971: 18,714
  • 1981: 18,449
  • 1984: 21,617
  • 1997: 20,425
  • 2001: 19,675
  • 2005: 21,110
  • 2008: 20,340

ab 2012

  • 2012: 19,300
  • 2013: 19,076

Datasource from 1998 on: Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen
1 29th October
2 31st August


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