Espenhain is a village and a former municipality in the Leipzig district, in Saxony, Germany. On 1 August 2015 it was merged into the town Rötha.

Espenhain
Ortsteil of Rötha
Church
Church
Location of Espenhain
Espenhain is located in Germany
Espenhain
Espenhain
Espenhain is located in Saxony
Espenhain
Espenhain
Coordinates: 51°11′30″N 12°28′10″E / 51.19167°N 12.46944°E / 51.19167; 12.46944Coordinates: 51°11′30″N 12°28′10″E / 51.19167°N 12.46944°E / 51.19167; 12.46944
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
TownRötha
Subdivisions4
Area
 • Total28.15 km2 (10.87 sq mi)
Elevation
164 m (538 ft)
Population
 (2013-12-31)
 • Total2,267
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04579
Dialling codes034206
Vehicle registrationL

GeographyEdit

Espenhain is situated in the Leipzig Bay approx. 20 km south Leipzig and 8 km north of Borna, in the middle of the newly minted New Lake District.

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Solar power plantEdit

The solar power plant Espenhain Leipzig is in the municipality. This power plant is a photovoltaic power station. It is a partnership project of the Berlin project development company Geosol and Shell. The power plant was dedicated on the September 8, 2004 and at that time one of the largest of its type in Europe.

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