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Schköna is a village and a former municipality in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since January 1, 2011, it is part of the town Gräfenhainichen. It was part of the administrative community (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft) of Tor zur Dübener Heide since January 1, 2005.

Schköna
Ortsteil of Gräfenhainichen
Location of Schköna
Schköna is located in Germany
Schköna
Schköna
Schköna is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Schköna
Schköna
Coordinates: 51°41′N 12°32′E / 51.683°N 12.533°E / 51.683; 12.533Coordinates: 51°41′N 12°32′E / 51.683°N 12.533°E / 51.683; 12.533
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictWittenberg
TownGräfenhainichen
Area
 • Total29.15 km2 (11.25 sq mi)
Elevation
160 m (520 ft)
Population
 (2009-12-31)
 • Total744
 • Density26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06773
Dialling codes034955
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitewww.schkoena.de

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Geography and transportEdit

Schköna lies about 9 km southeast of Gräfenhainichen and about 13 km from Bad Düben, in the middle of the Düben Heath, putting the community within the Düben Heath Nature Park. Through the community runs Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 107.

HistoryEdit

Schköna had its first documentary mention in the Meißen Bishopric Register of 1346 under the name Skogen. This placename, Skogen, is of Slavic origin, but its meaning is unknown. In the Thirty Years' War, Schköna was utterly destroyed by the Swedes, as were many places in the region. The church was only built anew in 1670.

In 1950, nearby Hohenlubast was amalgamated with Schköna.

SubdivisionsEdit

Schköna has one of these: Hohenlubast.

SightseeingEdit

  • Church in Hohenlubast
  • Stately home in Schköna
  • Wilhemsgrube, a small, former strip mine where brown coal was mined.

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