Pirna

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Pirna
Coat of arms of Pirna
Pirna is located in Germany
Pirna
Coordinates 50°47′44″N 13°56′25″E / 50.79556°N 13.94028°E / 50.79556; 13.94028
Administration
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Dresden
District Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Town subdivisions 16 Stadtbezirke
Lord Mayor Markus Ulbig (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 53.02 km2 (20.47 sq mi)
Elevation 109-340 m
Population 39,030  (31 December 2009)
 - Density 736 /km2 (1,907 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate PIR
Postal codes 01781-01796
Area code 03501
Website www.pirna.de
Location of the town of Pirna within Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district
Map

Pirna is a Große Kreisstadt in the rural district of Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

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]

First relicts of human settlers are from the last ice age. In the neolithic age lived in this region farmers. In the 6th century settled in Pirna the Sorbs.

Middle Age[change | edit source]

Old market of Pirna

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.[1]

til 1899

  • 1300 - 1,500
  • 1550 - 3,538
  • 1801 - 4,397
  • 1834 - 5,556
  • 1871 - 8,905
  • 1875 - 10,581
  • 1880 - 11,670
  • 1890 - 13,852

1900 til 1989

  • 1910 - 19,525
  • 1925 - 30,460
  • 1933 - 33,656
  • 1939 - 36,325
  • 1946 - 37,426 1
  • 1950 - 38,676 2
  • 1960 - 41,111
  • 1981 - 48,387
  • 1984 - 47,601

since 1990

  • 1995 - 39,194
  • 1998 - 42,728
  • 2000 - 42,108
  • 2002 - 40,853
  • 2004 - 40,259
  • 2005 - 40,110
  • 2006 - 39,751
  • 2007 - 39,438

Notes[change | edit source]

  1. Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen statistics

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