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Zeulenroda-Triebes
Zeulenroda-Rathaus.jpg
Coat of arms of Zeulenroda-Triebes
Zeulenroda-Triebes is located in Germany
Zeulenroda-Triebes
Coordinates 50°38′55″N 11°58′50″E / 50.64861°N 11.98056°E / 50.64861; 11.98056
Administration
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Greiz
Mayor Frank Steinwachs (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 68.07 km2 (26.28 sq mi)
Elevation 415 m  (1362 ft)
Population 17,211  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 253 /km2 (655 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate GRZ
Postal codes 07931–07937, 07950
Area codes 036628, 036622
Website www.zeulenroda-triebes.de
Location of the town of Zeulenroda-Triebes within Greiz district
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Zeulenroda-Triebes is a German town in the district of Greiz (Thuringia).

Zeulenroda-Triebes is situated in the south of the district in the mountains of the Thuringian Slate Mountains (Thüringer Schiefergebirge), on the border to Saxonia. In Zeulenroda-Triebes live about 18000 (2006) inhabitants. The largest company is Bauerfeind AG. Giengen an der Brenz (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) is a twin town of Zeulenroda-Triebes.

Most famous sight of the town is the beautiful townhall. Zeulenroda-Triebes is also known for the International Thuringia Women's Cycling Tour.

Zeulenroda-Triebes is twinned with the Irish town of Strabane in the west of Ulster.

Jürgen Raab, a former East German football player, was born in Zeulenroda-Triebes.

Paul Herman Geithner (1902-1972), was born in Zeulenroda and immigrated with his parents to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1908.[1] His grandson, Tim Geithner, is the 75th and incumbent United States Secretary of the Treasury, serving under President Barack Obama.

History

Zeulenroda was mentioned in a document the first time in 1325. The village became a town in 1438. Zeulenroda belonged to the principality of the House of Reuss Elder line for several centuries. On April 16 1945 the United States Army took over Zeulenroda without any battles. On July 1 the Red Army occupied the town. In 1949 Zeulenroda and Triebes became a part of German Democratic Republic. After German reunification the Free State of Thuringia was reestablished. Zeulenroda merged with Triebes in 2006. The new name of the town is Zeulenroda-Triebes.

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

ZEULENRODA, a town of Germany, in the principality of Reuss-the-Elder, situated on a high plateau in a well-wooded and hilly country, 35 m. N. from Hof by the railway to Werdau. Pop. (1900) 9419. The town contains a handsome town hall, several churches and schools, and carries on an active industry in cotton and woollen stocking manufacture. Zeulenroda is mentioned as a village as early as 1399, and it obtained municipal rights in 1438. Since 1500 it has belonged to the Greiz branch of the Reuss line of princes.


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