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Schwarzburg (municipality)

Schwarzburg is a municipality in the valley of the Schwarza (German: Schwarzatal) in the district Saalfeld-Rudolstadt in Thuringia, Germany.

Schwarzburg
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Coat of arms of Schwarzburg
Coat of arms
Schwarzburg is located in Germany
Schwarzburg
Schwarzburg
Location of Schwarzburg (municipality) within Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district
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Coordinates: 50°38′27″N 11°11′49″E / 50.64083°N 11.19694°E / 50.64083; 11.19694Coordinates: 50°38′27″N 11°11′49″E / 50.64083°N 11.19694°E / 50.64083; 11.19694
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaalfeld-Rudolstadt
Municipal assoc.Mittleres Schwarzatal
Government
 • MayorKnut Künzer
Area
 • Total14.63 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
Elevation280 m (920 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total557
 • Density38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes07427
Dialling codes036730
Vehicle registrationSLF
Websitewww.mittleres-schwarzatal.de

First mentioned in 1071 as Swartzinburg. The (now-ruined) castle was from the 12th century the seat of the Counts of Schwarzburg. Then Rudolstadt became seat of the new line of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

On August 11, 1919, while on holiday in Schwarzburg, Friedrich Ebert — the first Reichspräsident of Germany — signed the Weimar constitution, the first democratic constitution of Germany.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.