Augustusburg (German pronunciation: [aʊˈɡʊstʊsbʊɐ̯k] (listen)) is a town in the district of Mittelsachsen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 12 km east of Chemnitz. Augustusburg is known for its Jagdschloss, the hunting lodge of the same name.
|• Mayor||Dirk Neubauer (SPD)|
|• Total||23.42 km2 (9.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||516 m (1,693 ft)|
|• Density||190/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
The town includes the ortsteil or town quarters of:
Augustusburg is located in the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge), approx. 15 km east of Chemnitz, 5 km south east of Flöha, 20 km south west of Freiberg and 9 km north of Zschopau in the district of Mittelsachsen.
Augustusburg is situated on a ridge between the valleys Zschopau and the Flöha rivers. The town is primarily surrounded by forests. The highest point is the Schellenberg, at 516 m on which the castle is found. The lowest point is the Zschopautal at about 300 m.
The following population figures correspond to the population as of 31 December of each year within the municipality borders of January 2007:
1982 to 1988
1989 to 1995
1996 to 2002
2003 to 2007
- Source: Official Statistical Office of the Free State of Saxony
- "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2020.
- "The Augustusburg cable-railway of today". Drahtseilbahn Augustusburg. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
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