Schalkau

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Schalkau
Coat of arms of Schalkau
Coat of arms
Schalkau   is located in Germany
Schalkau
Schalkau
Coordinates: 50°23′40″N 11°0′31″E / 50.39444°N 11.00861°E / 50.39444; 11.00861Coordinates: 50°23′40″N 11°0′31″E / 50.39444°N 11.00861°E / 50.39444; 11.00861
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Sonneberg
Government
 • Mayor Reinhard Zehner (CDU)
Area
 • Total 33.58 km2 (12.97 sq mi)
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,982
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 96528
Dialling codes 036766
Vehicle registration SON

Schalkau is a town in the district of Sonneberg, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 13 km west of Sonneberg, and 15 km north of Coburg.

Transportation[edit]

Schalkau has two train stations, Schalkau and Schalkau Mitte, on the Hinterland Railway (Hinterlandbahn) from Sonneberg Hauptbahnhof to Eisfeld.[2] There is also a regular bus service to Sonneberg.

Education[edit]

There is one secondary school, educating pupils 11-16 (ordinarily) which falls into the 'Realschule' category. The school is named after the famous German writer, Goethe. There is a post office and a few other facilities.

Schalkau
Schalkau Protestant church
Schalkau Town hall

Town division[edit]

The town has 8 districts:

  • Almerswind with Selsendorf
  • Ehnes (Schalkau)
  • Emstadt with Truckendorf and Görsdorf (Schalkau)
  • Katzberg (Schalkau)
  • Mausendorf (Schalkau)| with Neundorf (Schalkau)
  • Roth (Schalkau)
  • Truckenthal
  • Theuern (Schalkau)

Inhabitants[edit]

Number of inhabitants (as of 31. December):

  • 1994: 3765
  • 1996: 3689
  • 1998: 3689
  • 2000: 3498
  • 2002: 3463
  • 2004: 3417
  • 2006: 3338
  • 2008: 3286
  • 2010: 3202
  • 2012: 3049
  • 2014: 2980
  • 2015: 2982
Source since 1994: Thuringia statistical office Erfurt

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