Brand-Erbisdorf

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Brand-Erbisdorf
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Brand-Erbisdorf
Coat of arms
Location of Brand-Erbisdorf
Brand-Erbisdorf is located in Germany
Brand-Erbisdorf
Brand-Erbisdorf
Brand-Erbisdorf is located in Saxony
Brand-Erbisdorf
Brand-Erbisdorf
Coordinates: 50°52′8″N 13°19′19″E / 50.86889°N 13.32194°E / 50.86889; 13.32194Coordinates: 50°52′8″N 13°19′19″E / 50.86889°N 13.32194°E / 50.86889; 13.32194
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMittelsachsen
Government
 • MayorDr. Martin Antonow (Ind.)
Area
 • Total46.24 km2 (17.85 sq mi)
Elevation
480 m (1,570 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,544
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
09618
Dialling codes037322
Vehicle registrationFG, BED, DL, FLÖ, HC, MW, RL
Websitewww.brand-erbisdorf.de

Brand-Erbisdorf (German pronunciation: [ˌbʁant ˈɛɐ̯bɪsdɔɐ̯f]) is a small town in the district of Mittelsachsen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 5 km south of Freiberg. As of 2017, the town has a population of 9,544.

History[edit]

The town is first mentioned in 1209 as Erlwinesberc[2], although it is suggested that it was founded earlier, in the middle of the 12th century.

The long tradition of silver mining around the town came to an end in the beginning of the 20th century. It was only after 1945 that the mining industry reappeared to a limited extent, before finally closing in 1968. From 1900 onwards, various other industries began to take hold in the town, slowly replacing mining as the primary industry. Of these were most notably the wood industry originating from the Ore Mountains and the "Elite-Werke".

Personalities[edit]

  • Grete Beier (1885-1908), daughter of the then mayor of Brand, was the last person to be publicly executed in Saxony for murder
  • Günter Wirth (1929-2009), university lecturer for church history, publicist and official of the CDU of the GDR
  • André Tanneberger (born 1973 in Freiberg) music producer and DJ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.
  2. ^ Walther, hrsg. von Ernst Eichler und Hans (2001). Historisches Ortsnamenbuch von Sachsen / 1, A - L. Berlin: Akad.-Verl. ISBN 3050037288. OCLC 313997559.