Werdau is a town in Germany, part of the Landkreis Zwickau in the Free State of Saxony. It is situated on the river Pleiße, 8 km from Zwickau.

Werdau
The town hall in Werdau
The town hall in Werdau
Coat of arms of Werdau
Coat of arms
Location of Werdau within Zwickau district
Werdau in Z.svg
Werdau is located in Germany
Werdau
Werdau
Werdau is located in Saxony
Werdau
Werdau
Coordinates: 50°44′N 12°23′E / 50.733°N 12.383°E / 50.733; 12.383Coordinates: 50°44′N 12°23′E / 50.733°N 12.383°E / 50.733; 12.383
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorSören Kristensen (Unabhängige Liste)
Area
 • Total65.60 km2 (25.33 sq mi)
Elevation
334 m (1,096 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total20,793
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08412
Dialling codes03761
Vehicle registrationZ, GC, HOT, WDA
Websitewww.werdau.de

The town was mentioned as early as 1304, and in 1398 it was purchased by Frederick, then margrave of Meissen, who afterwards became Elector of Saxony.[2]

In 1905, the city held a contest for the design of a new town hall (see right), as the old one built in 1727 had become too small. The tower and floorplan of one design was combined with the façade of another, and ground was broken for construction on August 1, 1908. It was inaugurated on April 26, 1911, with Frederick Augustus III of Saxony in attendance.[3][4]

Werdau station is located on the Leipzig–Hof railway.

See alsoEdit

  •   Media related to Werdau at Wikimedia Commons

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Werdau". Encyclopædia Britannica. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  3. ^ Griesbacher, Thomas. "Werdau". Retrieved 2009-01-11.
  4. ^ "Town Hall" (in German). Werdau.de. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-11.