Kitzscher

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Kitzscher
Coat of arms of Kitzscher
Coat of arms
Location of Kitzscher
Kitzscher is located in Germany
Kitzscher
Kitzscher
Kitzscher is located in Saxony
Kitzscher
Kitzscher
Coordinates: 51°9′52.11″N 12°33′12.60″E / 51.1644750°N 12.5535000°E / 51.1644750; 12.5535000Coordinates: 51°9′52.11″N 12°33′12.60″E / 51.1644750°N 12.5535000°E / 51.1644750; 12.5535000
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
Government
 • MayorMaik Schramm (FW)
Area
 • Total28.99 km2 (11.19 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,895
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04567
Dialling codes03433
Vehicle registrationL
Websitewww.kitzscher.de

Kitzscher is a town in the Leipzig district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Kitzscher is situated in the Leipziger Tieflandsbucht, at the perimeter of the Central Saxon Hills. The town is situated 6 km northeast of Borna, and 24 km southeast of Leipzig. A nearby slagheap from open cast mining called the 'Halde Trages' is one of the highest points in the vicinity and the main sight of interest in the locality.

Neighboring parishes[edit]

History[edit]

The little church in Kitzscher
Plaque on the church school in memory of Dinter

The village was first mentioned in a charter document in the abbey at Grimma in the year 1251 which referred to a noble family, Guntherus de Kiczschere, which ultimately died out in 1676 .

The oldest structure in the town is the church the origins of which date back to 1200.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.