Katzhütte is a municipality in the district Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, in Thuringia, Germany.

Katzhütte
Coat of arms of Katzhütte
Location of Katzhütte within Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district
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Katzhütte is located in Germany
Katzhütte
Katzhütte
Katzhütte is located in Thuringia
Katzhütte
Katzhütte
Coordinates: 50°33′8″N 11°3′12″E / 50.55222°N 11.05333°E / 50.55222; 11.05333Coordinates: 50°33′8″N 11°3′12″E / 50.55222°N 11.05333°E / 50.55222; 11.05333
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaalfeld-Rudolstadt
Municipal assoc.Schwarzatal
Subdivisions2
Government
 • Mayor (2022–28) Ramona Geyer[1]
Area
 • Total28.69 km2 (11.08 sq mi)
Elevation
420 m (1,380 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total1,267
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
98746
Dialling codes036781
Vehicle registrationSLF
Websitewww.katzhuette-thueringen.de

GeographyEdit

The municipality Katzhütte is the centre of the upper Schwarza valley.

HistoryEdit

The borders of the present day town were formed in 1950 by the consolidation of Katzhütte and Oelze into a single large municipality. At its founding there were about 3800 inhabitants, but following consolidation the number of inhabitants has dramatically decreased. By 2020 there were only 1,291 citizens remaining.

The town is well known as the home of the porcelain manufacturer Porzellanfabrik Hertwig & Co., founded by Christoph Hertwig and Benjamin Beyermann in 1864.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gewählte Bürgermeister - aktuelle Landesübersicht, Freistaat Thüringen, accessed 10 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2021" (in German). Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.
  3. ^ "Germany / Thuringia / Katzhütte" at porcelainmarksandmore.com