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Glauchau
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Glauchau
Glauchau is located in Germany
Glauchau
Coordinates 50°49′24″N 12°32′40″E / 50.82333°N 12.54444°E / 50.82333; 12.54444
Administration
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Chemnitz
District Zwickau
Town subdivisions 7
Mayor Dr. Peter Dresler
Basic statistics
Area 51.49 km2 (19.88 sq mi)
Elevation 266 m  (873 ft)
Population 25,760  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 500 /km2 (1,296 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate Z
Postal code 08371
Area code 03763
Website www.glauchau.de

Glauchau is a town in Germany, in Saxony, on the right bank of the Mulde, 7 miles north of Zwickau and 17 miles west of Chemnitz by rail. It is part of the Zwickau district.

Glauchau is twinned with United States Lynchburg, Virginia and, since 1991, Germany Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia.

History

Glauchau was founded by a colony of Sorbs and Wends, and belonged to the lords of Schönburg as early as the 12th century.

Sights

Some portions of the extensive old castle date from the 12th century, and the Gottesacker church contains interesting antiquarian relics.

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Glauchau
Train station

Glauchau
Coordinates 50°49′24″N 12°32′40″E / 50.82333°N 12.54444°E / 50.82333; 12.54444
Administration
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Chemnitz
District Zwickau
Town subdivisions 7
Mayor Karl-Otto Stetter (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 51.49 km2 (19.88 sq mi)
Elevation 266 m  (873 ft)
Population 24,684  (31 December 2009)
 - Density 479 /km2 (1,242 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate GC
Postal code 08371
Area code 03763
Website www.glauchau.de

Glauchau is a town in Saxony, Germany. It is located near the river Mulde, 7 miles north of Zwickau and 17 miles west of Chemnitz by rail. It is part of the Zwickau district.

Population

File:Population Statistics
The population development

1834 to 1939

  • 1834 – 06,296
  • 1875 – 21,743
  • 1880 – 21,358
  • 1885 – 21,715
  • 1890 – 23,405
  • 1910 – 25,155
  • 1933 – 31,199
  • 1939 – 33,833

1946 to 1997

  • 1946 – 34,996
  • 1950 – 35,387
  • 1960 – 33,635
  • 1971 – 31,828
  • 1981 – 30,029
  • 1984 – 29,343
  • 1995 – 28,128
  • 1997 – 27,935

1999 to 2009

  • 1999 – 27,592
  • 2001 – 27,047
  • 2003 – 26,633
  • 2005 – 26,044
  • 2007 – 25,357
  • 2009 - 24,684
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