Mittweida

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Mittweida
Houses on the market square
Houses on the market square
Coat of arms of Mittweida
Coat of arms
Mittweida   is located in Germany
Mittweida
Mittweida
Location of Mittweida within Mittelsachsen district
Mittweida in FG.png
Coordinates: 50°59′8″N 12°58′52″E / 50.98556°N 12.98111°E / 50.98556; 12.98111Coordinates: 50°59′8″N 12°58′52″E / 50.98556°N 12.98111°E / 50.98556; 12.98111
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Mittelsachsen
Municipal assoc. Mittweida
Government
 • Mayor Ralf Schreiber (CDU)
Area
 • Total 41.24 km2 (15.92 sq mi)
Elevation 288 m (945 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 14,907
 • Density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 09648
Dialling codes 03727
Vehicle registration FG, BED, DL, FLÖ, HC, MW, RL
Website www.mittweida.de

Mittweida (IPA: [mɪtˈvaɪda]) is a town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is the capital of the Landkreis Mittweida.

History[change | change source]

The town was started in the 13th century, and is now one of the biggest textile producing centres in Saxony.

Mittweida University has about 5000 students. It was started in the late 19th century. Among its students were August Horch, Walter Bruch, Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen, and Gerhard Neumann.

During World War II, a subcamp of Flossenburg concentration camp was located here.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2016] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2016. 
  2. Christine O'Keefe.Concentration Camps.www.tartanplace.com/tartanhistory/concentrationcamps.html