Mittweida

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Mittweida
Coat of arms of Mittweida
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Chemnitz
District Mittweida
Municipal assoc. Mittweida
Government
 • Mayor Matthias Damm (CDU)
Area
 • Total 41.24 km2 (15.92 sq mi)
Elevation 288 m (945 ft)
Population (2009-12-31)
 • Total 15,726
 • Density 381.33/km2 (987.64/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 09648
Dialling codes 03727
Vehicle registration MW
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.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Christine O'Keefe.Concentration Camps.www.tartanplace.com/tartanhistory/concentrationcamps.html