Hirschberg is a town in the Saale-Orla-Kreis district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the river Saale, 20 km south of Schleiz, 12 km northwest of Hof (Bavaria), and 25 km southwest of Plauen (Saxony).

Hirschberg
View of the town, with church and mansion
View of the town, with church and mansion
Coat of arms of Hirschberg
Coat of arms
Location of Hirschberg within Saale-Orla-Kreis district
Hirschberg in SOK.png
Hirschberg is located in Germany
Hirschberg
Hirschberg
Hirschberg is located in Thuringia
Hirschberg
Hirschberg
Coordinates: 50°24′21″N 11°49′12″E / 50.40583°N 11.82000°E / 50.40583; 11.82000Coordinates: 50°24′21″N 11°49′12″E / 50.40583°N 11.82000°E / 50.40583; 11.82000
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaale-Orla-Kreis
Government
 • MayorRüdiger Wohl
Area
 • Total24.12 km2 (9.31 sq mi)
Elevation
454 m (1,490 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,121
 • Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
07927
Dialling codes036644
Vehicle registrationSOK
Websitewww.stadt-hirschberg-saale.de

HistoryEdit

1154: First mentioned in documents.[2]
1871-1918: Within the German Empire, Hirschberg was part of the Principality of Reuss-Gera.
1966-1990: Hirschberg served as East German inner German border crossing for cars travelling between the East German Democratic Republic, or West Berlin and the West German Federal Republic of Germany. The traffic was subject to the Interzonal traffic regulations, that between West Germany and West Berlin followed the special regulations of the Transit Agreement (1972).

Demographics, politics and governmentEdit

Hirschberg is located next to the motorway A 9 (BerlinMunich). The city includes the subdivisions: Juchhöh, Göritz, Sparnberg, Ullersreuth and Venzka.

Annexation of SubdivisionsEdit

The dates into the brackets are the first documentary citations.[3]

PopulationEdit

Trend of population figures (reference[4] is starting at 1994):

1830 — 1995

  • 1830: 1760
  • 1933: 2915
  • 1939: 2888
  • 1994: 2923
  • 1995: 2846

1996 — 2000

  • 1996: 2748
  • 1997: 2749
  • 1998: 2674
  • 1999: 2654
  • 2000: 2666

2001 — 2004

  • 2001: 2670
  • 2002: 2653
  • 2003: 2612
  • 2004: 2600
  • 2005: 2569

2006 — 2009

  • 2006: 2526
  • 2007: 2493
  • 2008: 2488
  • 2009: 2373
  • 2010: 2352

CultureEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ W.Kahl Ersterwähnung Thüringer Städte und Dörfer bis 1300 Verlag Rockstuhl Bad Langensalza 2001 S. 31 ISBN 3-934748-58-9
  3. ^ Wolfgang Kahl: Ersterwähnung Thüringer Städte und Dörfer,Verlag Rockstuhl,Bad-Langensalza,2010, ISBN 978-3-86777-202-0,S.298,134,93,169,292
  4. ^ Thuringia State Office for Statistics (German)