Hohenstein-Ernstthal

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Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Coat of arms of Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Location of Hohenstein-Ernstthal within Zwickau district
Hohenstein-Ernstthal in Z.svg
Hohenstein-Ernstthal is located in Germany
Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Hohenstein-Ernstthal is located in Saxony
Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Coordinates: 50°48′N 12°43′E / 50.800°N 12.717°E / 50.800; 12.717Coordinates: 50°48′N 12°43′E / 50.800°N 12.717°E / 50.800; 12.717
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Government
 • MayorLars Kluge (CDU)
Area
 • Total18.33 km2 (7.08 sq mi)
Elevation
355 m (1,165 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total14,310
 • Density780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
09337
Dialling codes03723
Vehicle registrationZ, GC, HOT, WDA
Websitehohenstein-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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2020". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). June 2021.

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