|Town subdivisions||16 Stadtbezirke|
|Lord Mayor||Markus Ulbig (CDU)|
|Area||53.02 km2 (20.47 sq mi)|
|Population||39,030 (31 December 2009)|
|- Density||736 /km2 (1,907 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Location of the town of Pirna within Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district|
Geografie[change | edit source]
Pirna is located at the beginn of the Elbtalkessel, where the Wesenitz and the Gottleuba flow in the Elbe. In the south of Pirna is the Osterzgebirge. Pirna is named Tor zur Sächsischen Schweiz (door to the Sächsische Schweiz).
Neighbourtowns[change | edit source]
Direct in the north of Pirna is the capital of Saxony, Dresden. Furthermore are Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel, Bahretal, Dohma, Dohna, Dürrröhrsdorf-Dittersbach, Heidenau, Lohmen, Stadt Wehlen and Struppen. All these towns are in the rural districts Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge.
History[change | edit source]
Stone Age[change | edit source]
Middle Age[change | edit source]
With the foundation of the Mark Meißen in the 10th century it is possible to re-prove a settlement in the area of Pirna. In the 12th century the castle of Prina would be built. Henry III, Margrave of Meissen give the townrights to Pirna. The Elbe was in this time a important river for the trade. In 1233 the town get first time documentary mentioned. Wenceslaus II of Bohemia bought the town in 1293 and so the towns was bohemian until 1405. In 1307 a convent was founded.
Population Development[change | edit source]
The population development of Pirna since 1300. Since 1960 the population is counted at December. 31.
1900 til 1989
Notes[change | edit source]
- Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen statistics
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