Zeithain

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Zeithain is a municipality in the district of Meißen, in Saxony, Germany.

Zeithain
Coat of arms of Zeithain
Coat of arms
Location of Zeithain within Meißen district
Zeithain in MEI.svg
Zeithain is located in Germany
Zeithain
Zeithain
Zeithain is located in Saxony
Zeithain
Zeithain
Coordinates: 51°20′N 13°21′E / 51.333°N 13.350°E / 51.333; 13.350Coordinates: 51°20′N 13°21′E / 51.333°N 13.350°E / 51.333; 13.350
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMeißen
Subdivisions11
Government
 • MayorHannes Berger
Area
 • Total81.49 km2 (31.46 sq mi)
Elevation
98 m (322 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,582
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
01619
Dialling codes03525
Vehicle registrationMEI, GRH, RG, RIE
Websitewww.zeithain.de

Historically, it is known for the Zeithain Encampment (Zeithainer Zeltlager or Zeithainer Lustlager), which was a huge agglomeration of tents and troops, involving the whole 27,000-men-strong army of August the Strong. This event took place from 1 to 26 June 1730.[2]

During World War II a large prisoner-of-war camp, Stalag IV-B/H, was located in Zeithain. A memorial and museum commemorate it.[3]

Municipality subdivisionsEdit

Zeithain includes the following subdivisions:

  • Cottewitz
  • Gohlis
  • Jacobsthal
  • Kreinitz
  • Lorenzkirch
  • Moritz
  • Neudorf
  • Promnitz
  • Röderau-Bobersen
  • Zschepa

MayorEdit

In June 2012 Ralf Hänsel was elected mayor.

GalleryEdit

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Holger Schuckelt: The Turkish Chamber: Oriental Splendour in the Dresden Armoury, Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2010, ISBN 978-3-422-06914-5, p. 112
  3. ^ Memorial and History of Zeithain camp