Freiberg, Saxony

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Coat of arms of Freiberg
Coat of arms
Freiberg  is located in Germany
Location of Freiberg within Mittelsachsen district
Freiberg in FG.png
Coordinates: 50°54′43″N 13°20′34″E / 50.91194°N 13.34278°E / 50.91194; 13.34278Coordinates: 50°54′43″N 13°20′34″E / 50.91194°N 13.34278°E / 50.91194; 13.34278
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Mittelsachsen
 • Mayor Sven Krüger (SPD)
 • Total 48.05 km2 (18.55 sq mi)
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 41,642
 • Density 870/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 09599
Dialling codes 03731
Vehicle registration FG

Freiberg (i.e. free mountain) is a town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, capital of the Freiberg Rural District.

The town was founded in 1186, and has been a centre of the mining industry in the Ore Mountains for centuries.

In 1944 the Flossenburg concentration camp built a subcamp outside the town of Freiberg. It housed over 500 female survivors of other camps, including Auschwitz Birkenau. Altogether 50 or so SS women worked in this camp until its evacuation in April 1945. The female survivors later reached the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2016] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2016.