Glauchau is a town in the German federal state of Saxony, on the right bank of the Mulde, 7 miles north of Zwickau and 17 miles west of Chemnitz by rail (its train station is on the Dresden–Werdau line). It is part of the Zwickau district.

Glauchau
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Glauchau
Coat of arms
Location of Glauchau within Zwickau district
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Glauchau is located in Germany
Glauchau
Glauchau
Glauchau is located in Saxony
Glauchau
Glauchau
Coordinates: 50°49′24″N 12°32′40″E / 50.82333°N 12.54444°E / 50.82333; 12.54444Coordinates: 50°49′24″N 12°32′40″E / 50.82333°N 12.54444°E / 50.82333; 12.54444
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Subdivisions7
Government
 • MayorDr. Peter Dresler
Area
 • Total51.49 km2 (19.88 sq mi)
Elevation
266 m (873 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total22,440
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08371
Dialling codes03763
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.glauchau.de

HistoryEdit

Glauchau was founded by a colony of Sorbs and Wends, and belonged to the lords of Schönburg as early as the 12th century.

SightsEdit

Some portions of the extensive old castle date from the 12th century, and the Gottesacker church contains interesting antiquarian relics.

PeopleEdit

 
Julius Heinrich Petermann
 
Ernst Friedrich Germar

Twin townsEdit

Glauchau is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.lynchburgliving.com/our-relatives-across-the-atlantic-lynchburgs-sister-city-relationships-thrive/

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