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The title of this article contains the character ß. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Grossenhain.
Coat of arms of Großenhain
Großenhain is located in Germany
Coordinates 51°17′0″N 13°33′0″E / 51.28333°N 13.55000°E / 51.28333; 13.55000
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Dresden
District Riesa-Großenhain
Town subdivisions 5
Mayor Burkhard Müller (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 43.97 km2 (16.98 sq mi)
Elevation 122 m  (400 ft)
Population 19,682  (31 December 2009)
 - Density 448 /km2 (1,159 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate RG
Postal code 01558
Area code 03522

Großenhain is the capital of the Riesa-Großenhain Rural District, Saxony, Germany.

History[change | change source]

Großenhain was originally a Sorbian settlement. It was first mentioned in 1205.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Großenhain is on the river Röder, 30 km northwest of Dresden, and 17 km east of Riesa.

It is also on Via Regia from Görlitz to Santiago de Compostela.

Localities[change | change source]

  • Naundorf
  • Folbern
  • Rostig
  • Zschieschen
  • Mülbitz
  • Kleinraschütz
  • Großraschütz
  • Skassa
  • Weßnitz
  • Zschauitz.

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Großenhain, Steifzug durch eine sächsische Kleinstadt 2002, Gräser Verlag