Schwarzburg (municipality)

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Coat of arms of Schwarzburg
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Schwarzburg   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°38′27″N 11°11′49″E / 50.64083°N 11.19694°E / 50.64083; 11.19694Coordinates: 50°38′27″N 11°11′49″E / 50.64083°N 11.19694°E / 50.64083; 11.19694
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
Municipal assoc. Mittleres Schwarzatal
 • Mayor Knut Künzer
 • Total 14.63 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
Elevation 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 560
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 07427
Dialling codes 036730
Vehicle registration SLF

Schwarzburg is a municipality in the valley of the Schwarza (German: Schwarzatal) in the district Saalfeld-Rudolstadt in Thuringia, Germany.

First mentioned in 1071 as Swartzinburg. The (now-ruined) castle was from the 12th century the seat of the Counts of Schwarzburg. Then Rudolstadt became seat of the new line of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

On August 11, 1919, while on holiday in Schwarzburg, Friedrich Ebert — the first Reichspräsident of Germany — signed the Weimar constitution, the first democratic constitution of Germany.