|• Lord Mayor||Markus Ulbig (CDU)|
|• Total||53.02 km2 (20.47 sq mi)|
|Elevation||109-340 m (−1,006 ft)|
|• Density||740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Geography[change | change source]
Pirna is located at the beginning of the Elbtalkessel, where the Wesenitz and the Gottleuba flow in the Elbe. In the south of Pirna is the Osterzgebirge. Pirna is named Tor zur Sächsischen Schweiz (door to the Sächsische Schweiz).
Nearby towns[change | change source]
Direct in the north of Pirna is the capital of Saxony, Dresden. Nearby towns are Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel, Bahretal, Dohma, Dohna, Dürrröhrsdorf-Dittersbach, Heidenau, Lohmen, Stadt Wehlen and Struppen. All these towns are in the rural districts of Sächsische and Schweiz-Osterzgebirge.
History[change | change source]
Stone Age[change | change source]
Middle Ages[change | change source]
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With the foundation of the Mark Meißen in the 10th century, it was possible to re-prove a settlement in the area of Pirna. In the 12th century, the castle of Prina would be built. Henry III, Margrave of Meissen gave the townrights to Pirna. The Elbe was in this time an important river for the trade. In 1233, the town was first mentioned in a document. Wenceslaus II of Bohemia bought the town in 1293 and so the town was Bohemian until 1405. In 1307, a convent was founded in the district.
Population change[change | change source]
The table below lists the population change of Pirna since 1300. Since 1960 the population was counted on December 31 every year.
1900 til 1989
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Notes[change | change source]
- Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen statistics
Other websites[change | change source]
- Homepage of Pirna (german)
- The historical old town of Pirna (german)
- board of trustees (german)
- The history of the town (von Hugo Jensch) (german)