Auerbach (German pronunciation: [ˈaʊ.ɐbax] (About this soundlisten)) is a town in the Vogtlandkreis, Saxony, Germany. It is the regional centre of the eastern Vogtland. The economy is mainly based on textile manufacture, food processing and machine industry. After Plauen and Reichenbach, Auerbach is the town with the third largest population in the Vogtlandkreis.

Auerbach
Schlossturm-Auerbach.jpg
Coat of arms of Auerbach
Coat of arms
Location of Auerbach (Vogtland)
Auerbach is located in Germany
Auerbach
Auerbach
Auerbach is located in Saxony
Auerbach
Auerbach
Coordinates: 50°30′34″N 12°24′0″E / 50.50944°N 12.40000°E / 50.50944; 12.40000Coordinates: 50°30′34″N 12°24′0″E / 50.50944°N 12.40000°E / 50.50944; 12.40000
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictVogtlandkreis
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorManfred Deckert
Area
 • Total55.52 km2 (21.44 sq mi)
Elevation
555 m (1,821 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total18,357
 • Density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08209
Dialling codes03744
Vehicle registrationV, AE
Websitewww.stadt-auerbach.de

Auerbach was mentioned for the first time in 1282. The town is situated at the declivities above the river Göltzsch at the foot of a castle tower from the 12th century. Landmarks include the towers of the St. Laurentius church, the Catholic Zum Heiligen Kreuz church and the 43.9-metre-high (144 ft) tower of the castle. The three tall buildings give Auerbach its nickname “the Three Towers Town”.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population (from 1960, as on 31 December):

1834 bis 1960

  • 1834: 02,985
  • 1875: 05,277
  • 1880: 06,258
  • 1910: 12,721
  • 1933: 19,597
  • 1946: 18,708 1
  • 1950: 21,765 2

1971 bis 2008

  • 1971: 18,714
  • 1981: 18,449
  • 1984: 21,617
  • 1997: 20,425
  • 2001: 19,675
  • 2005: 21,110
  • 2008: 20,340

ab 2012

  • 2012: 19,300
  • 2013: 19,076
  • 2015: 18,893

Data source from 1998: Saxon State Statistical Office
1 29 October
2 31 August

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.

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