Lichtenstein, Saxony

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Lichtenstein
The rear façade of the palace in Lichtenstein.
The rear façade of the palace in Lichtenstein.
Coat of arms of Lichtenstein
Coat of arms
Location of Lichtenstein within Zwickau district
Lichtenstein-Sa. in Z.svg
Lichtenstein is located in Germany
Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein is located in Saxony
Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein
Coordinates: 50°45′23″N 12°37′54″E / 50.75639°N 12.63167°E / 50.75639; 12.63167Coordinates: 50°45′23″N 12°37′54″E / 50.75639°N 12.63167°E / 50.75639; 12.63167
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Municipal assoc.Rund um den Auersberg
Government
 • MayorThomas Nordheim
Area
 • Total15.47 km2 (5.97 sq mi)
Elevation
336 m (1,102 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total11,584
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
09350
Dialling codes037204
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.lichtenstein-sachsen.de

Lichtenstein is a small town in Saxony. It is between Zwickau and Chemnitz. Lichtenstein has the second name "Stadt im grünen" (engl. "town in green"). Lichtenstein has several sights. There are 7 museums, 2 theaters, 1 castle and 7 nature parcs. The most famous museum of Lichtenstein is the "Miniwelt". There are many world sights in small, for example the statue of Liberty. As of December 2011, 12,613 people live there.

Lichtenstein consists of 3 parts the main town, Lichtenstein and the two small villages "Heinrichsort" and "Rödlitz".

Neighbour towns are Bernsdorf, Glauchau, St. Egidien, Mülsen, Hohndorf and Oelsnitz.

History[change | change source]

The backside of the palace in Lichtenstein with the "Daetz-Centrum" in the right building.

Lichtenstein was founded in 1212. The church of St. Laurentius, one of two churches, was build in 1261. In the 12th century was built the castle of Lichtenstein. The "Schönburgs" live there until 1945.

Politics[change | change source]

The council consists of 22 councillors and the mayor.

Wolgang Sedner is the mayor of Lichtenstein, since 1990. He won the last vote in June 2008 in the second ballot.

Population[change | change source]

  • 1834 - 2.960
  • 1933 - 12.937
  • 1939 - 12.399
  • 1946 - 13.407
  • 1950 - 13.581
  • 1960 - 13.243
  • 1981 - 13.356
  • 1984 - 12.678
  • 1998 - 14.407
  • 1999 - 14.366
  • 2000 - 14.320
  • 2001 - 14.205
  • 2002 - 13.996
  • 2003 - 13.804
  • 2004 - 13.649
  • 2005 - 13.503
  • 2006 - 13.370
  • 2007 - 13.117
  • 2008 - 13.017
  • 2009 - 12.817

Famous People[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2016] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2016.

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