Lauta

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the town in the district of Bautzen, Saxony. For the village in the town of Marienberg, Saxony, see Lauta (Marienberg).
Lauta
Coat of arms of Lauta
Coat of arms
Lauta  is located in Germany
Lauta
Lauta
Coordinates: 51°26′53″N 14°5′59″E / 51.44806°N 14.09972°E / 51.44806; 14.09972Coordinates: 51°26′53″N 14°5′59″E / 51.44806°N 14.09972°E / 51.44806; 14.09972
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Bautzen
Government
 • Mayor Frank Lehmann
Area
 • Total 41.87 km2 (16.17 sq mi)
Elevation 123 m (404 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,590
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 02991
Dialling codes 035722
Vehicle registration BZ
Website www.lauta.de

Lauta (Sorbian: Łuty) is a town in the district of Bautzen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 10 km west of Hoyerswerda, and 10 km southeast of Senftenberg.

History[edit]

Within the Prussian Province of Brandenburg, Lauta was part of Landkreis Calau. Within the East German Bezirk Cottbus, it was part of Kreis Hoyerswerda. With German reunification in 1990, it became part of Saxony.

Personality[edit]

Personalities who worked in Lauta[edit]

  • Albert Zimmermann, resistance fighter, executed on 27 November 1944

Personalities who lived temporarily in Lauta[edit]

  • Peter Mädler, (1943-1963), death at the Berlin Wall (1963), 1958-1961 electrician apprentice in the power plant Lauta.
  • Joachim Hansen, (1930-2007), actor

References[edit]