Lichtenstein, Saxony

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Lichtenstein, Saxony
The castle in Lichtenstein.
The castle in Lichtenstein.
Coat of arms of Lichtenstein, Saxony
Lichtenstein, Saxony is located in Germany
Lichtenstein, Saxony
Coordinates 50°45′23″N 12°37′54″E / 50.75639°N 12.63167°E / 50.75639; 12.63167
Administration
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Chemnitz
District Zwickau
Municipal assoc. Rund um den Auersberg
Town subdivisions 3
Mayor Wolfgang Sedner (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 15.48 km2 (5.98 sq mi)
Elevation 336 m  (1102 ft)
Population 12,817  (31 December 2009)
 - Density 828 /km2 (2,144 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate Z
Postal code 09350
Area code 037204
Website www.lichtenstein-sachsen.de

Lichtenstein is a small town in Saxony. It is between Zwickau and Chemnitz. Lichtenstein has the second name "Stadt im grünen" (engl. "town in green"). Lichtenstein has several sights. There are 7 museums, 2 theaters, 1 castle and 7 nature parcs. The most famous museum of Lichtenstein is the "Miniwelt". There are many world sights in small, for example the statue of Liberty. As of December 2011, 12,613 people live there.

Lichtenstein consists of 3 parts the main town, Lichtenstein and the two small villages "Heinrichsort" and "Rödlitz".

Neighbour towns are Bernsdorf, Glauchau, St. Egidien, Mülsen, Hohndorf and Oelsnitz.

History[change | edit source]

The backside of the palace in Lichtenstein with the "Daetz-Centrum" in the right building.

Lichtenstein was founded in 1212. The church of St. Laurentius, one of two churches, was build in 1261. In the 12th century was built the castle of Lichtenstein. The "Schönburgs" live there until 1945.

Politics[change | edit source]

The council consists of 22 councillors and the mayor.

Wolgang Sedner is the mayor of Lichtenstein, since 1990. He won the last vote in June 2008 in the second ballot.

Population[change | edit source]

  • 1834 - 2.960
  • 1933 - 12.937
  • 1939 - 12.399
  • 1946 - 13.407
  • 1950 - 13.581
  • 1960 - 13.243
  • 1981 - 13.356
  • 1984 - 12.678
  • 1998 - 14.407
  • 1999 - 14.366
  • 2000 - 14.320
  • 2001 - 14.205
  • 2002 - 13.996
  • 2003 - 13.804
  • 2004 - 13.649
  • 2005 - 13.503
  • 2006 - 13.370
  • 2007 - 13.117
  • 2008 - 13.017
  • 2009 - 12.817

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