Zwönitz

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Zwönitz
Erzgebirgsweihnacht Zwoenitz.jpg
Coat of arms of Zwönitz
Coat of arms
Zwönitz   is located in Germany
Zwönitz
Zwönitz
Coordinates: 50°37′0″N 12°48′0″E / 50.61667°N 12.80000°E / 50.61667; 12.80000Coordinates: 50°37′0″N 12°48′0″E / 50.61667°N 12.80000°E / 50.61667; 12.80000
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Erzgebirgskreis
Government
 • Mayor Wolfgang Triebert (CDU)
Area
 • Total 64.18 km2 (24.78 sq mi)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,126
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Website www.zwoenitz.de

Zwönitz is a town in the district Erzgebirgskreis, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 9 km south of Stollberg, and 24 km southwest of Chemnitz.

Parts of the city[edit]

Zwönitz consists of:

Zwoenitz
Zwoenitz and its villages and the joint administration Zwoenitz-Elterlein

Population figures[edit]

  • 1542 – 570
  • 1697 – 741
  • 1780 – 863
  • 1800 – 1.242
  • 1840 – 1.883
  • 1890 – 2.931
  • 1926 – 3.760
  • 1933 – 3.852
  • 1946 – 7.500
  • 1950 – 10.617
  • 1960 – 8.307
  • 1965 – 9.690
  • 1981 – 11.362
  • 1990 – 13.105
  • 1995 – 12.318
  • 2000 – 12.175
  • 2005 – 11.696
  • 2010 – 11.193
  • 2012 – 12.519

Local council[edit]

The elections in May 2014 showed the following results:

  • CDU: 16 Seats
  • The Left: 4 Seats
  • Unabhängige Wählervereinigung Zwönitz (UWZ): 3 Seats
  • Freie Wähler Gemeinschaft e. V. (FWG) (Free voters): 2 Seats
  • SPD: 1 Seat

Mayors[edit]

  • Uwe Schneider (CDU), 1990-2008
  • Wolfgang Triebert (CDU), since 2008

History[edit]

The town was founded by Slavs. The monastery Grünhain owned the area since 1286. Zwönitz received its town charter around the turn of the 13th century. It was a customs and trading point with market rights since 1545.

Pictures[edit]

St.Trinitatis-church
Church in Hormersdorf
Half-timbered house (Hotel Roß)

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Samuel von Pufendorf 1734

Personalities related to the place[edit]

  • Uwe Schneider (born 1943), municipal politician (mayor of Zwönitz 1990-2008), local historian and author

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