Augustusburg (German pronunciation: [aʊˈɡʊstʊsbʊɐ̯k] (About this soundlisten)) 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.

Augustusburg
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Coat of arms of Augustusburg
Coat of arms
Location of Augustusburg within Mittelsachsen district
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Augustusburg is located in Germany
Augustusburg
Augustusburg
Augustusburg is located in Saxony
Augustusburg
Augustusburg
Coordinates: 50°48′52″N 13°06′00″E / 50.81444°N 13.10000°E / 50.81444; 13.10000Coordinates: 50°48′52″N 13°06′00″E / 50.81444°N 13.10000°E / 50.81444; 13.10000
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMittelsachsen
Government
 • MayorEvelin Jugelt (CDU)
Area
 • Total23.42 km2 (9.04 sq mi)
Elevation
516 m (1,693 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,513
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
09573
Dialling codes037291
Vehicle registrationFG
Websiteaugustusburg.de

The town includes the ortsteil or town quarters of:

A funicular railway, the Augustusburg Cable Railway, connects Erdmannsdorf-Augustusburg station, in the village of Erdmannsdorf and on the Zschopau Valley Railway, with the town.[2]

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GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

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.

SituationEdit

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.

HistoryEdit

Historical PopulationEdit

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

  • 1982 – 5,770
  • 1983 – 5,704
  • 1984 – 5,659
  • 1985 – 5,648
  • 1986 – 5,639
  • 1987 – 5,618
  • 1988 – 5,555

1989 to 1995

  • 1989 – 5,408
  • 1990 – 5,297
  • 1991 – 5,208
  • 1992 – 5,186
  • 1993 – 5.207
  • 1994 – 5,139
  • 1995 – 5,061

1996 to 2002

  • 1996 – 4,998
  • 1997 – 5,121
  • 1998 – 5,195
  • 1999 – 5,283
  • 2000 – 5,332
  • 2001 – 5,345
  • 2002 – 5,232

2003 to 2007

  • 2003 – 5,218
  • 2004 – 5,225
  • 2005 – 5,219
  • 2006 – 5,152
  • 2007 – 5,055
Source: Official Statistical Office of the Free State of Saxony

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ "The Augustusburg cable-railway of today". Drahtseilbahn Augustusburg. Retrieved 20 February 2011.