Gefell is a town in the Saale-Orla-Kreis district, in Thuringia, Germany.

Gefell
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Gefell
Coat of arms
Location of Gefell within Saale-Orla-Kreis district
Gefell in SOK.png
Gefell is located in Germany
Gefell
Gefell
Gefell is located in Thuringia
Gefell
Gefell
Coordinates: 50°26′0″N 11°51′0″E / 50.43333°N 11.85000°E / 50.43333; 11.85000Coordinates: 50°26′0″N 11°51′0″E / 50.43333°N 11.85000°E / 50.43333; 11.85000
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaale-Orla-Kreis
Government
 • MayorMarcel Zapf
Area
 • Total45.21 km2 (17.46 sq mi)
Elevation
550 m (1,800 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,468
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
07926
Dialling codes036649
Vehicle registrationSOK
WebsiteOfficial website

OverviewEdit

It is situated 16 km south of Schleiz, and 14 km northwest of Hof. It is where the Berlin professional audio company Georg Neumann GmbH relocated during World War II. During the time of the GDR, Gefell was in East Germany and private companies were nationalized, including this factory. Since reunification, the company, now known as Microtech Gefell, has specialized in microphones and is once again privately owned, this time by the families of managers of the pre-war Neumann company.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Gefell at Wikimedia Commons