Limbach-Oberfrohna

Limbach-Oberfrohna is a town in the district of Zwickau in the German Free State of Saxony.

Limbach-Oberfrohna
Aerial photograph 2012
Aerial photograph 2012
Coat of arms of Limbach-Oberfrohna
Coat of arms
Location of Limbach-Oberfrohna within Zwickau district
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Limbach-Oberfrohna is located in Germany
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Limbach-Oberfrohna is located in Saxony
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Limbach-Oberfrohna
Coordinates: 50°52′N 12°45′E / 50.867°N 12.750°E / 50.867; 12.750Coordinates: 50°52′N 12°45′E / 50.867°N 12.750°E / 50.867; 12.750
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Municipal assoc.Limbach-Oberfrohna
Subdivisions7
Government
 • MayorJesko Vogel (FW)
Area
 • Total50.17 km2 (19.37 sq mi)
Elevation
349 m (1,145 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total23,895
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
09212
Dialling codes03722, 037609
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.limbach-oberfrohna.de

Main sightsEdit

Town hallEdit

 
Former manor house, now the Town Hall

The town hall was previously the manor house. It was acquired by Friedrich Ludwig Leuschner in 1863 and sold by Otto Leuschner to the municipality in 1911.[2]

EconomyEdit

Limbach-Oberfrohna is situated in the manufacturing district of Chemnitz. It has a public park and a monument to the composer Johannes Pache. Its industries in the past included the making of worsteds, cloth, silk and sewing-machines, dyeing and bleaching. However, these industries collapsed almost completely after the reunification of Germany in 1990. Today, the biggest employers in the town are Siemens VDO, a former branch of the Siemens AG and manufacturer of car-supplies together with other mechanical-engineering firms.

TransportEdit

The town is situated near the Bundesautobahn 4 and Bundesautobahn 72. Chemnitz, a city with a long existing mechanical-engineering-industry, is situated about 15 km to the east of Limbach-Oberfrohna.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Limbach". Encyclopædia Britannica. 16 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 691.

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Dehn, Heyko. "Limbach". www.historisches-sachsen.net. Heyko Dehn. Retrieved 21 August 2020.