Werdau

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Werdau
The town hall in Werdau
The town hall in Werdau
Coat of arms of Werdau
Coat of arms
Location of Werdau
Werdau is located in Germany
Werdau
Werdau
Werdau is located in Saxony
Werdau
Werdau
Coordinates: 50°44′N 12°23′E / 50.733°N 12.383°E / 50.733; 12.383Coordinates: 50°44′N 12°23′E / 50.733°N 12.383°E / 50.733; 12.383
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Government
 • MayorStefan Czarnecki (CDU)
Area
 • Total65.60 km2 (25.33 sq mi)
Elevation
334 m (1,096 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total20,795
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08412
Dialling codes03761
Vehicle registrationZ, GC, HOT, WDA
Websitewww.werdau.de

Werdau is a town in Germany, part of the Landkreis Zwickau in the Free State of Saxony. It is situated on the river Pleiße, 8 km from Zwickau.

In 1905, the city held a contest for the design of a new town hall (see right), as the old one built in 1727 had become too small. The tower and floorplan of one design was combined with the façade of another, and ground was broken for construction on August 1, 1908. It was inaugurated on April 26, 1911, with Frederick Augustus III of Saxony in attendance.[2][3]

Werdau station is located on the Leipzig–Hof railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.
  2. ^ Griesbacher, Thomas. "Werdau". Retrieved 2009-01-11.
  3. ^ "Town Hall" (in German). Werdau.de. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-11.

See also[edit]

  • Media related to Werdau at Wikimedia Commons