Meerane

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Meerane
Saint Martin Church
Saint Martin Church
Coat of arms of Meerane
Coat of arms
Meerane   is located in Germany
Meerane
Meerane
Coordinates: 50°51′7″N 12°27′49″E / 50.85194°N 12.46361°E / 50.85194; 12.46361Coordinates: 50°51′7″N 12°27′49″E / 50.85194°N 12.46361°E / 50.85194; 12.46361
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Zwickau
Municipal assoc. Meerane
Government
 • Mayor Lothar Ungerer
Area
 • Total 19.77 km2 (7.63 sq mi)
Elevation 253 m (830 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 14,851
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 08393
Dialling codes 03764
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.meerane.de

Meerane is a town in the Zwickau district of Saxony, Germany. It lies midway between the towns of Altenburg and Zwickau, west of Chemnitz.

As of 31 December 2015, there were 14,851 inhabitants.[2] The population has declined from a peak of over 26,000 in the 1940s.

Meerane was once important for the manufacture of woollen and mixed cloths; associated industries such as dyeworks, tanneries and machine factories were also located there.

Population Development[edit]

In 1546 there were 193 inhabitants, in 1583 120 propertyholders and in 1750 100 houses in the town and 159 houses in the vicinity.[3]

Historical population (from 1960 on 31 December):

Historical population

1834 to 1946

  • 1834 – 4,172
  • 1875 – 21,277
  • 1880 – 22,293
  • 1885 – 22,013
  • 1890 – 22,446
  • 1910 – 25,470
  • 1933 – 24,855
  • 1939 – 24,447
  • 1946 – 26,804

1950 to 2002

  • 1950 – 26,519
  • 1960 – 24,520
  • 1981 – 22,194
  • 1984 – 21,260
  • 1995 – 19,606
  • 1997 – 19,390
  • 1999 – 19,001
  • 2001 – 18,439
  • 2002 – 18,173

2003 to 2012

  • 2003 – 17,745
  • 2004 – 17,513
  • 2005 – 17,244
  • 2006 – 16,937
  • 2007 – 16,752
  • 2008 – 16,517
  • 2009 – 16,287
  • 2010 – 16,115
  • 2011 – 15,942
  • 2012 – 15,226

from 2013

  • 2013 – 15,003
  • 2014 – 14,850
  • 2015 - 14,851

Data source from 1998: Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen

Attractions[edit]

  • There are several parks: Wilhelm-Wunderlich Park, Annapark, Schillerpark
  • The city hall was built in 1727, and has been completely restored
  • The Lutheran church of St. Martinskirche was first documented in 1314

People[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Meerane at Wikimedia Commons