|• Mayor||Axel Clauß|
|• Total||295.75 km2 (114.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||83 m (272 ft)|
|• Density||41/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The Castle of Coswig was mentioned first in 1187. There is no evidence for slav settlements before this date. In 1215 Coswig is called an "Oppidium". During this time it was one of the most important cities North of the river Elbe. In the 16th century Coswig was already connected to a drinking water pipe from Wörpen. Weaving, pottery and farming played the most important role in economics. The city was nearly completely destroyed by Hispanic troops during the Schmalkaldic War. From 1603 to 1793, Coswig belonged to Anhalt-Zerbst. The Castle was constructed at the end of the 17th century. The railway station was inaugurated on 10 September 1841. In 1987 the city celebrated its 800th-year of existence.
- Coswig Castle
- Nicolaikirche (church)
- New Apostolic Church
- Coswig Ferry, a reaction ferry across the Elbe to Wörlitz
- Bismarck Tower
- Amtshaus and Townhall
Turnout at the last election on June 13, 2004 was 43,6%.
Town Council: 20 seat to the following parties:
- 7 seats - CDU
- 4 seats - Linkspartei.PDS
- 3 seats - SPD
- 3 seats - Bürgerblock
- 2 seats - FWG
- 1 seats - FDP
Sons and daughters of the city
- Franz Hübner (1840-1914), missionary and bishop of the New Apostolic Church
- Hermann Cohen (1842-1918), philosopher, founder of the Marburger Schule
- Paul Mahlo (1883-1971), mathematician
- Manfred Kuschmann (1950-2002), long distance athlete, European champion in 10,000 metres 1974
People associated with Coswig
- Caroline Bardua (1781-1864), painter, one of the first bourgeois women who could build up an existence as a free-lance artist, worked in Coswig Castle
- Heinrich Berger (1844-1929), military musician, conductor and composer
- "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2017" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).
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