Nossen

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Nossen
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Coat of arms of Nossen
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Location of Nossen within Meißen district
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Nossen is located in Germany
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Nossen is located in Saxony
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Coordinates: 51°03′N 13°18′E / 51.050°N 13.300°E / 51.050; 13.300Coordinates: 51°03′N 13°18′E / 51.050°N 13.300°E / 51.050; 13.300
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMeißen
Government
 • MayorUwe Anke
Area
 • Total122.61 km2 (47.34 sq mi)
Elevation
259 m (850 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,598
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01623, 01665, 01683
Dialling codes035242, 035246, 035241
Vehicle registrationMEI
Websitewww.nossen.de

Nossen is a town in the district of Meißen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is located 80 km southeast of Leipzig. The town is dominated by a large Renaissance castle. Nossen is best known for its proximity to a motorway junction where the A14 merges onto the A4.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring Towns[edit]

Nearest towns are Roßwein, Großschirma, Reinsberg and Striegistal in Mittelsachsen districts and Käbschütztal, Lommatzsch and Klipphausen in the Meißen district.

History[edit]

During World War II, a subcamp of Flossenbürg concentration camp was located here.[2]

Historical Population[edit]

From 1995, recorded on 31 December, unless otherwise noted:[3]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18341,778—    
18853,945+121.9%
1960[4]7,881+99.8%
1990[5]6,999−11.2%
19986,552−6.4%
YearPop.±%
20006,487−1.0%
2002[6]7,781+19.9%
20047,626−2.0%
20067,363−3.4%
20097,142−3.0%

Personalities[edit]

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Manfred von Killinger (1940)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Christine O'Keefe. Concentration Camps
  3. ^ Datenquelle ab 1998: Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen
  4. ^ 31 December
  5. ^ 3 October
  6. ^ Using the enlarged district from 1 January 2003 (with Heynitz)

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