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Kemnath is a small city in the district of Tirschenreuth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated near the Fichtelgebirge, 24 km southeast of Bayreuth. The city's motto is "das Tor zur Oberpfalz," which translates into English as "The Door to the Upper Palatinate."[2]

Kemnath
Coat of arms of Kemnath
Coat of arms
Location of Kemnath within Tirschenreuth district
Kemnath in TIR.svg
Kemnath is located in Germany
Kemnath
Kemnath
Kemnath is located in Bavaria
Kemnath
Kemnath
Coordinates: 49°52′N 11°53′E / 49.867°N 11.883°E / 49.867; 11.883Coordinates: 49°52′N 11°53′E / 49.867°N 11.883°E / 49.867; 11.883
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictTirschenreuth
Municipal assoc.Kemnath
Government
 • MayorWerner Nickl (CSU)
Area
 • Total54.13 km2 (20.90 sq mi)
Elevation
462 m (1,516 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,508
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
95478
Dialling codes09642
Vehicle registrationTIR, KEM
Websitewww.kemnath.de

HistoryEdit

The city was first referenced in historical documents on July 6, 1008 by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II when he founded another town named Keminata in the Diocese of Bamberg.[3] In 2008 Kemnath celebrated their 1000th anniversary with a series of special events throughout the city at various times during the year that culminated with a major celebration in August 2008.

GeographyEdit

The city is in the foothills of the Fichtelgebirge Mountains of northeast Bavaria and is approximately 55 km from the Czech border at Mähring. It is located in a valley formed by three streams, the Mühlbach, Flötzbach, and Schirnitzbach. The Steinwald Nature park abuts the edge of the town as well and stretches from Kemnath to the Czech border.

EconomyEdit

The two largest employers in Kemnath are the Ponnath Meat Processing plant[4] and a Siemens Health Care production facility.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ "Official Homepage of the City of Kemnath". der Stadt Kemnath. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
  3. ^ "Stadtgeschichte". Stadt Kemnath (in German). Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  4. ^ de:Ponnath Die Meistermetzger
  5. ^ http://www.siemens.com/history/de/aktuelles/1117_kemnath.htm

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