Ralbitz-Rosenthal

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Ralbitz-Rosenthal
Cemetery in Ralbitz
Cemetery in Ralbitz
Coat of arms of Ralbitz-Rosenthal
Coat of arms
Ralbitz-Rosenthal  is located in Germany
Ralbitz-Rosenthal
Ralbitz-Rosenthal
Coordinates: 51°17′30″N 14°14′30″E / 51.29167°N 14.24167°E / 51.29167; 14.24167Coordinates: 51°17′30″N 14°14′30″E / 51.29167°N 14.24167°E / 51.29167; 14.24167
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Bautzen
Municipal assoc. Am Klosterwasser
Government
 • Mayor Hubertus Rietscher (CDU)
Area
 • Total 31.69 km2 (12.24 sq mi)
Elevation 143 m (469 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,697
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01920
Dialling codes 035796
Vehicle registration BZ
Website www.ralbitz-rosenthal.de

Ralbitz-Rosenthal, in Sorbian Ralbicy-Róžant, is a municipality in the district of Bautzen, in Saxony, Germany. Rosenthal is a well known pilgrimage site, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and administered by the Order of Cistercians.

The municipality belongs to Upper Lusatia and is located in the central settlement area of the Sorbs. It consists of following villages:

  • Cunnewitz (Upper Sorbian: Konjecy), 268 inh.
  • Gränze (Hrajnca), 54 inh.
  • Laske (Łask), 85 inh.
  • Naußlitz (Nowoslicy), 121 inh.
  • Neu-Schmerlitz (Nowa Smjerdźaca), 1 inh.
  • Ralbitz (Ralbicy), 333 inh.
  • Rosenthal (Róžant), 265 inh.
  • Schmerlitz (Smjerdźaca), 182 inh.
  • Schönau (Šunow), 308 inh.
  • Zerna (Sernjany), 191 inh.

In 2001, 84,3 per cent of the population spoke Upper Sorbian.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2015] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2016. 
  2. ^ Walde, Martin: Demographisch-statistische Betrachtungen im Gemeindeverband "Am Klosterwasser" in: Lětopis 51 (2004), Heft 1