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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
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Dresden
District Riesa-Großenhain
Subdivisions 5
 • Mayor Burkhard Müller (CDU)
 • Total 43.97 km2 (16.98 sq mi)
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (2009-12-31)
 • Total 19,682
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01558
Dialling codes 03522
Vehicle registration RG

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