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Neustadt an der Orla

Neustadt an der Orla is a town in Saale-Orla-Kreis district, in Thuringia. It is situated at the small river Orla, 17 km north of Schleiz, and 25 km southeast of Jena. The former municipality Stanau was merged into Neustadt an der Orla in January 2019.

Neustadt an der Orla
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Neustadt an der Orla
Coat of arms
Location of Neustadt an der Orla within Saale-Orla-Kreis district
Neustadt an der Orla in SOK.png
Neustadt an der Orla is located in Germany
Neustadt an der Orla
Neustadt an der Orla
Neustadt an der Orla is located in Thuringia
Neustadt an der Orla
Neustadt an der Orla
Coordinates: 50°44′N 11°45′E / 50.733°N 11.750°E / 50.733; 11.750Coordinates: 50°44′N 11°45′E / 50.733°N 11.750°E / 50.733; 11.750
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaale-Orla-Kreis
Government
 • MayorRalf Weiße
Area
 • Total41.01 km2 (15.83 sq mi)
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,002
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
07806
Dialling codes036481
Vehicle registrationSOK
Websitewww.neustadtanderorla.de

GeographyEdit

SettingEdit

The additive, which differentiates Neustadt an der Orla from other towns named Neustadt, owed the town the Orla River. The Orla rises east of the town Triptis. Near Orlamünde the Orla flows into the river Saale. The district is called after these two rivers that are typical for this region.

Towns and villages in the neighbourhoodEdit

Pillingsdorf, Rosendorf, Dreitzsch, Schmieritz, Linda b. Neustadt an der Orla, Kospoda, Weira, Lausnitz, Langenorla, Trockenborn-Wolfersdorf und Breitenhain.

Parts of Neustadt an der OrlaEdit

  • Neustadt (Orla) (12.52 km2)
  • Arnshaugk (0.24 km2)
  • Börthen (1.25 km2)
  • Breitenhain-Strößwitz (5.57 km2)
  • Lichtenau (2.25 km2)
  • Moderwitz (5.59 km2)
  • Molbitz (4.56 km2)
  • Neunhofen (4.54 km2)
  • Stanau (4.28 km2)

Total area: 41.01 km2

HistoryEdit

Within the German Empire (1871–1918), Neustadt an der Orla was part of the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.


Sons and daughters of the townEdit

 
Johannes Walther

Other personalitiesEdit

 
Ottmar von Mohl around 1910
  • Ottmar von Mohl (1846–1922), diplomat, died at the castle Arnshaugk near Neustadt
  • Hanka Kupfernagel (born 1974), cyclist
  • Nico Herzig (born 1983), footballer, lived the first years in the district Molbitz
  • Denny Herzig (born 1984), footballer, lived the first years in the district Molbitz

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.