Eppendorf, Saxony

Eppendorf (About this soundGerman pronunciation ) is a municipality in the district of Mittelsachsen, in Saxony, Germany.

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Coat of arms of Eppendorf
Coat of arms
Location of Eppendorf within Mittelsachsen district
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Eppendorf is located in Germany
Eppendorf
Eppendorf
Eppendorf is located in Saxony
Eppendorf
Eppendorf
Coordinates: 50°47′57″N 13°13′40″E / 50.79917°N 13.22778°E / 50.79917; 13.22778Coordinates: 50°47′57″N 13°13′40″E / 50.79917°N 13.22778°E / 50.79917; 13.22778
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMittelsachsen
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorAxel Röthling
Area
 • Total33.69 km2 (13.01 sq mi)
Elevation
460 m (1,510 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,075
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
09575
Dialling codes037293
Vehicle registrationFG
Websitewww.gemeinde-eppendorf.de

GeographyEdit

The municipality of Eppendorf lies in the lower Ore Mountains, about 20 kilometres east of the city of Chemnitz and 15 kilometres southwest of Freiberg. Eppendorf runs along the river of the Große Lößnitz, a tributary of the Flöha.

HistoryEdit

Eppendorf was founded in the 13th century as a new settlement in the form of a Waldhufendorf. The first official mention occurred in 1336. For most of its early history, it was a farming village and later also the location of a hunting lodge of Elector Augustus of Saxony.

In the late 19th century, some industry developed (manufacturing of toys, shoes, textile products and furniture). Today, the economy is mostly based on small businesses and traditional craftsmanship, farming and tourism.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2020.