Coswig, Saxony

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Coat of arms of Coswig
Coat of arms
Coswig  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°8′N 13°35′E / 51.133°N 13.583°E / 51.133; 13.583Coordinates: 51°8′N 13°35′E / 51.133°N 13.583°E / 51.133; 13.583
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Meißen
 • Mayor Michael Reichenbach (CDU)
 • Total 25.85 km2 (9.98 sq mi)
Elevation 118 m (387 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 20,831
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01631–01640
Dialling codes 03523
Vehicle registration MEI

Coswig (German pronunciation: [ˈkɔsvɪç]; Upper Sorbian: Kosowiki) is a town in the district of Meißen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Elbe, approximately 9 km southeast of Meißen, and 13 km northwest of Dresden. It is the home of Fachkrankenhaus Coswig, a hospital specializing in thoracic surgery.

The town can be reached from Dresden by Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe's tram route 4, or from both Dresden and Meißen by Dresden S-Bahn line S1 and further regional railway lines at Coswig's railway station.

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Personalities who have worked on the ground[edit]

Teresa Carreño