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panorama seen from Rochlitz Castle
panorama seen from Rochlitz Castle
Coat of arms of Rochlitz
Coat of arms
Rochlitz   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°2′53″N 12°47′55″E / 51.04806°N 12.79861°E / 51.04806; 12.79861Coordinates: 51°2′53″N 12°47′55″E / 51.04806°N 12.79861°E / 51.04806; 12.79861
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Mittelsachsen
 • Mayor Kerstin Arndt (FDP)
 • Total 23.71 km2 (9.15 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,046
 • Density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 09306
Dialling codes 03737
Vehicle registration FG, BED, DL, FLÖ, HC, MW, RL

Rochlitz (German pronunciation: [ˈʁɔxlɪts]) is a major district town (Große Kreisstadt) in the district of Mittelsachsen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Rochlitz is the head of the "borough partnership Rochlitz" (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Rochlitz) with its other members being the boroughs of Königsfeld, Seelitz und Zettlitz.


The town is situated on the river Zwickauer Mulde, 26 km northwest of Chemnitz and at the foot of Rochlitz Mountain, with a high concentration of porphyry in the surrounding bedrock.


During World War II, a subcamp of Flossenbürg concentration camp was located in the town from September 1944 to March 1945. The camp held about 600 Jewish women.[2]

Historical Population[edit]

Despite the annexation of several neighboring parishes in the 1990s, the population of Rochlitz has been declining steadily. Additionally, the inhabitants of Rochlitz have a mean age of 48 years and 8 months, the highest value in Mittelsachsen.

Year Inhabitants
1834 3828
1846 4411
1858 4596
1871 5368
1880 5760
Year Inhabitants
1890 6186
1910 6363
1925 6218
1933 6307
1939 6154
Year Inhabitants
1981 7700
1990 8590
1999 7853
2005 6712
2007 6616
Year Inhabitants
2010 6216
2011 6221

International relations[edit]

Rochlitz is twinned with:


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