Glauchau

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Glauchau
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Glauchau
Coat of arms
Location of Glauchau within Zwickau district
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Glauchau is located in Germany
Glauchau
Glauchau
Glauchau is located in Saxony
Glauchau
Glauchau
Coordinates: 50°49′24″N 12°32′40″E / 50.82333°N 12.54444°E / 50.82333; 12.54444Coordinates: 50°49′24″N 12°32′40″E / 50.82333°N 12.54444°E / 50.82333; 12.54444
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Government
 • MayorDr. Peter Dresler
Area
 • Total51.62 km2 (19.93 sq mi)
Elevation
266 m (873 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total22,718
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08371
Dialling codes03763
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.glauchau.de

Glauchau is a town in the German federal state of Saxony, on the right bank of the Mulde, 7 miles north of Zwickau and 17 miles west of Chemnitz by rail (its train station is on the Dresden–Werdau line). It is part of the Zwickau district.

History[edit]

Glauchau was founded by a colony of Sorbs and Wends, and belonged to the lords of Schönburg as early as the 12th century.

Sights[edit]

Some portions of the extensive old castle date from the 12th century, and the Gottesacker church contains interesting antiquarian relics.

People[edit]

Julius Heinrich Petermann
Ernst Friedrich Germar

Twin towns[edit]

Glauchau is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.lynchburgliving.com/our-relatives-across-the-atlantic-lynchburgs-sister-city-relationships-thrive/

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