Zeithain

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Zeithain
Coat of arms of Zeithain
Coat of arms
Location of Zeithain
Zeithain is located in Germany
Zeithain
Zeithain
Zeithain is located in Saxony
Zeithain
Zeithain
Coordinates: 51°20′N 13°21′E / 51.333°N 13.350°E / 51.333; 13.350Coordinates: 51°20′N 13°21′E / 51.333°N 13.350°E / 51.333; 13.350
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMeißen
Government
 • MayorHannes Berger
Area
 • Total81.49 km2 (31.46 sq mi)
Elevation
98 m (322 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,652
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01619
Dialling codes03525
Vehicle registrationMEI
Websitewww.zeithain.de

Zeithain is a municipality in the district of Meißen, in Saxony, Germany.

Historically, it is known for the Zeithain Encampment (Zeithainer Zeltlager or Zeithainer Lustlager), which was a huge agglomeration of tents and troops, involving the whole 27,000-men-strong army of August the Strong. This event took place from 1 to 26 June 1730.[2]

During World War II a large prisoner-of-war camp, Stalag IV-B/H, was located in Zeithain. A memorial and museum commemorate it.[3]

Municipality subdivisions[edit]

Zeithain includes the following subdivisions:

  • Cottewitz
  • Gohlis
  • Jacobsthal
  • Kreinitz
  • Lorenzkirch
  • Moritz
  • Neudorf
  • Promnitz
  • Röderau-Bobersen
  • Zschepa

Mayor[edit]

In June 2012 Ralf Hänsel was elected mayor.

Gallery[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

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. ^ Holger Schuckelt: The Turkish Chamber: Oriental Splendour in the Dresden Armoury, Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2010, ISBN 978-3-422-06914-5, p. 112
  3. ^ Memorial and History of Zeithain camp