Großenhain

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Großenhain
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Großenhain
Location of Großenhain within Meißen district
Großenhain in MEI.svg
Großenhain is located in Germany
Großenhain
Großenhain
Großenhain is located in Saxony
Großenhain
Großenhain
Coordinates: 51°17′N 13°33′E / 51.283°N 13.550°E / 51.283; 13.550Coordinates: 51°17′N 13°33′E / 51.283°N 13.550°E / 51.283; 13.550
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMeißen
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorBurkhard Müller (CDU)
Area
 • Total96.79 km2 (37.37 sq mi)
Elevation
122 m (400 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total18,062
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
01558; 01561
Dialling codes03522
Vehicle registrationMEI; GRH; RG; RIE
Websitewww.grossenhain.de

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.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Großenhain is on the river Röder, 30 kilometres (19 miles) northwest of Dresden, and 17 kilometres (11 miles) 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. "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2020". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). June 2021.
  2. Großenhain, Steifzug durch eine sächsische Kleinstadt 2002, Gräser Verlag

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Großenhain at Wikimedia Commons