Zeulenroda-Triebes

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Zeulenroda-Triebes is a German town in the district of Greiz in the state of Thuringia.

Zeulenroda-Triebes
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Zeulenroda-Triebes
Location of Zeulenroda-Triebes within Greiz district
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Zeulenroda-Triebes is located in Germany
Zeulenroda-Triebes
Zeulenroda-Triebes
Zeulenroda-Triebes is located in Thuringia
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Zeulenroda-Triebes
Coordinates: 50°38′55″N 11°58′50″E / 50.64861°N 11.98056°E / 50.64861; 11.98056Coordinates: 50°38′55″N 11°58′50″E / 50.64861°N 11.98056°E / 50.64861; 11.98056
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictGreiz
Government
 • Mayor (2018–24) Nils Hammerschmidt[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total134.72 km2 (52.02 sq mi)
Elevation
415 m (1,362 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total16,194
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
07931–07937, 07950
Dialling codes036628, 036622
Vehicle registrationGRZ, ZR
Websitewww.zeulenroda-triebes.de

Zeulenroda-Triebes is situated in the south of Greiz in the mountains of the Thuringian Slate Mountains (Thüringer Schiefergebirge), on the border with Saxony. The population of Zeulenroda-Triebes in 2006 was about 18,000. The largest company is Bauerfeind AG. The most famous sight in the town is the neoclassical town hall, built in 1827. Zeulenroda-Triebes is also known for the International Thuringia Women's Cycling Tour.

Zeulenroda unt Bf station lies on the Werdau–Mehltheuer railway.

HistoryEdit

Zeulenroda was mentioned in a document as early as 1325. The village became a town in 1438. Zeulenroda belonged to the principality of the House of Reuss Elder Line for several centuries. On April 16, 1945 the United States Army took over Zeulenroda without a battle. On July 1 the Red Army occupied the town. In 1949 Zeulenroda and Triebes became a part of the German Democratic Republic. After German reunification in 1990, the Free State of Thuringia was reestablished. Zeulenroda merged with Triebes in 2006. The new name of the town is Zeulenroda-Triebes.

 
Zeulenroda barrage

Population developmentEdit

In 1908 the population of Zeulenroda reached the 10,000 mark. In 1946, the town had grown to more than 14,000 inhabitants through many resettlers. At the beginning of the 1990s more than 15,000 people lived in Zeulenroda. In recent years the number of inhabitants has declined slightly.

 
Population development to 2017

1830–2005 (Zeulenroda only)Edit

  • 1830: 8,449
  • 1905: 9,776
  • 1910: 10,389
  • 1925: 11,047
  • 1933: 12,247
  • 1939: 12,688
  • 1946: 14,039
  • 1950: 13,694
  • 1960: 13,684
  • 1981: 14,709
  • 1995: 15,021
  • 2000: 14,600
  • 2005: 13,434

2005–2019 (Zeulenroda-Triebes)Edit

  • 2005: 17,4741
  • 2006: 17,211
  • 2007: 16,924
  • 2008: 16,606
  • 2009: 16,344
  • 2010: 16,139
  • 2011: 16,445
  • 2012: 17,347
  • 2013: 17,098
  • 2014: 16,948
  • 2015: 16,901
  • 2016: 16,115
  • 2017: 16,594
  • 2018: 16,487
  • 2019: 16,350
Data source: Thürigian State Statistics Center

1 before the merger of the two towns

Local councilEdit

The elections in May 2014 showed the following results:

  • CDU 11 seats
  • The Left 5 seats
  • SPD 3 seats
  • BIZ 2 seats
  • TV 2 seats
  • FDP 1 seat

BIZ means Bürgerinitiative für sozialverträgliche Abgaben und Leistungsgerechtigkeit in Zeulenroda und Umgebung e. V.
TV means: Wählergemeinschaft Thüringer Vogtland

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Zeulenroda-Triebes is twinned with:[3]

Notable peopleEdit

 
Gustav Schreck around 1900

Paul Herman Geithner (1902–1972), was born in Zeulenroda and immigrated with his parents to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1908.[4] His grandson, Timothy Geithner, was the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury, serving under President Barack Obama.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gewählte Bürgermeister - aktuelle Landesübersicht, Freistaat Thüringen, accessed 14 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2020". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften". zeulenroda-triebes.de (in German). Zeulenroda-Triebes. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  4. ^ "geithner". freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 2014-07-12.

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