Nossen

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Nossen
Nossen2.jpg
Coat of arms of Nossen
Coat of arms
Location of Nossen within Meißen district
Nossen in MEI.svg
Nossen is located in Germany
Nossen
Nossen
Nossen is located in Saxony
Nossen
Nossen
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, GRH, RG, RIE
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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