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Reichenbach (Oberlausitz)

Reichenbach/O.L. (full German name: Reichenbach/Oberlausitz, Sorbian: Rychbach) is a town in the Görlitz district, in eastern Saxony, Germany. It is located 13 km west of Görlitz.

Reichenbach
Coat of arms of Reichenbach
Coat of arms
Location of Reichenbach within Görlitz district
Reichenbach O.L. in GR.svg
Reichenbach is located in Germany
Reichenbach
Reichenbach
Reichenbach is located in Saxony
Reichenbach
Reichenbach
Coordinates: 51°8′30″N 14°48′0″E / 51.14167°N 14.80000°E / 51.14167; 14.80000Coordinates: 51°8′30″N 14°48′0″E / 51.14167°N 14.80000°E / 51.14167; 14.80000
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictGörlitz
Municipal assoc.Reichenbach
Government
 • MayorAndreas Böer (CDU)
Area
 • Total62.59 km2 (24.17 sq mi)
Elevation
134 m (440 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,957
 • Density79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
02894
Dialling codes035828
Vehicle registrationGR, LÖB, NOL, NY, WSW, ZI
Websitewww.reichenbach-ol.com

HistoryEdit

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Reichenbach was part of the Prussian Province of Silesia. Schloss Krobnitz, an estate which belonged to Prussian Minister of War Albrecht von Roon, lies in Reichenbach.

Broadcasting stationEdit

There was a radio broadcasting station at the northern edge of Reichenbach since 1937. Originally built as a free-standing wooden tower, it was replaced after World War II with a steel construction, which was renewed in 1999. The Reichenbach transmitter broadcast the regional station MDR Info at 1188 kHz with an output of 3 kilowatts. The transmitter was taken out of operation in May 2013,[2] and subsequently demolished.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Radioeins Archived 2013-07-01 at Archive.today

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