Glauchau
Market
Market
Coat of arms of Glauchau
Location of Glauchau within Zwickau district
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Glauchau is located in Germany
Glauchau
Glauchau
Glauchau is located in Saxony
Glauchau
Glauchau
Coordinates: 50°49′24″N 12°32′40″E / 50.82333°N 12.54444°E / 50.82333; 12.54444
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Subdivisions7
Government
 • Mayor (2022–29) Marcus Steinhart[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total51.49 km2 (19.88 sq mi)
Elevation
266 m (873 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total21,914
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
08371
Dialling codes03763
Vehicle registrationZ, GC
Websitewww.glauchau.de

Glauchau (German pronunciation: [ˈɡlaʊxaʊ] ; Upper Sorbian: Hłuchow, pronounced [ˈhwuxɔf]) is a town in the German federal state of Saxony, on the right bank of the Mulde, 7 miles north of Zwickau and 17 miles west of Chemnitz by rail (its train station is on the Dresden–Werdau line). It is part of the Zwickau district.

History

Glauchau was founded by a colony of Sorbs and Wends, and belonged to the lords of Schönburg as early as the 12th century.[3]

Sights

Some portions of the extensive old castle date from the 12th century, and the Gottesacker church contains interesting antiquarian relics.[3]

Notable people

Twin towns – sister cities

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany

Glauchau is twinned with:[4]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Gewählte Bürgermeisterinnen und Bürgermeister im Freistaat Sachsen, Stand: 17. Juli 2022, Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2021" (XLS) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen. 2022.
  3. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Glauchau". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 114.
  4. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften von Glauchau" (in German). Glauchau. Retrieved 2021-12-09.