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Coat of arms of Mittweida
Mittweida is located in Germany
Coordinates 50°59′8″N 12°58′52″E / 50.98556°N 12.98111°E / 50.98556; 12.98111
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Chemnitz
District Mittweida
Municipal assoc. Mittweida
Mayor Matthias Damm (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 41.24 km2 (15.92 sq mi)
Elevation 288 m  (945 ft)
Population 15,726  (31 December 2009)
 - Density 381 /km2 (988 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate MW
Postal code 09648
Area code 03727

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