Hohenstein-Ernstthal

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Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Coat of arms of Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Chemnitz
District Zwickau
Government
 • Mayor Lars Kluge
Area
 • Total 18.33 km2 (7.08 sq mi)
Elevation 355 m (1,165 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 14,866
 • Density 811.02/km2 (2,100.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 09337
Dialling codes 03723
Vehicle registration GC
Website www.hohenstein-ernstthal.de

Hohenstein-Ernstthal is a town in the Zwickau rural district, Free State of Saxony, Germany. The towns of Hohenstein and Ernstthal were united in 1898. The town is either known by its hyphenated form, or simply called Hohenstein.

The town got bigger in the 15th century because silver mines were found nearby.

Physicist G. H. von Schubert and inventor C. G. Schrter were born in Hohenstein. The writer Karl May was born in Ernstthal. The house of his birth is a museum.

The mayor of Hohenstein-Ernstthal is Lars Kluge.

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  1. "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2015] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2016.