|• Mayor (2018–24)||Marko Bias (CDU)|
|• Total||108.22 km2 (41.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||432 m (1,417 ft)|
|• Density||82/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Schleiz is in the Thuringian Vogtland area, an area of wooded hills on the borders of Thuringia, Saxony, Bavaria and the Czech Republic. The city is located in a valley with the river Wisenta near the motorway A 9 (Berlin – München).
|Crispendorf (6 km)||Görkwitz (2 km)||Oettersdorf (3 km)||Löhma (5 km)||Kirschkau (6 km)||Zeulenroda-Triebes (14 km)|
|Remptendorf (12 km)||Pausa (13 km)|
|Saalburg-Ebersdorf (12 km)||Tanna (10 km)||Mühltroff (9 km)|
Distances calculated as between town centers.
Schleiz includes the following subdivisions:
Schleiz can be traced back to a settlement established about 1200 ("Altstadt") and a separate "Neustadt" that was established next to it. The "Neustadt" had a castle and a city wall. Until 2 December 1482 they were totally separate communities after which they combined to one city. There was a settlement of the Teutonic Order here, and for some years previous to 1848 the town was the capital of the small principality of Reuss-Schleiz. In the vicinity a battle was fought, between the French and the Prussians on 9 October 1806.
The palace was destroyed April 1945.
Trend of population figures:
1834 — 1995
1996 — 2002
2003 — 2009
Schleiz is also the site of the Schleizer Triangle motor racing track.
- Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682–1719), alchemist and co-inventor of European porcelain
- Heinrich Gottfried Piegler (1797–1849), probably the largest manufacturer of Döbereiner's lamps
- Richard Barthold (1855-1932), US-american politician
- Kurt Holzschuher (1873-1945), owner of the oldest factory in Schleiz (Gebr. Holzschuher) and German politician (DVP)
- Theodor Piegler (1904-1991), great-grandson of H.G. Piegler, co-owner of the internationally active metal goods factory for hairdressing articles "Gebr. Piegler" in Nuremberg
- Joachim Blechschmidt (1912-1943), German pilot and fighter ace in World War II
- Bernhard Klee (born 1936), conductor
- Juergen K. Klimpke (born 1963), mayor of the city of Schleiz from 2012-2018, member of political committees of the city of Schleiz, author ("Schleizer Heimathefte"), founding member and longtime chairman of the "Geschichts- und Heimatverein zu Schleiz e.V." and photographer
- Gewählte Bürgermeister - aktuelle Landesübersicht, Freistaat Thüringen, accessed 14 July 2021.
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2020". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
- Chisholm 1911, p. 334.
- Klimpke, Juergen (2005). Als der Tod vom Himmel fiel. Der 8. April 1945. Schleizer Heimathefte. Vol. 38. Schleiz: Klimpke. p. 26.
- from 1960 on always as of 31 December
- Source from 1994 onwards: Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik
- http://www.schleiz.de Official web site for Stadt Schleiz. (in German)