Kemnath

Kemnath (German: [ˈkɛm.naːt] (About this soundlisten)) is a small town in the district of Tirschenreuth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated near the Fichtelgebirge, 24 km southeast of Bayreuth. The town's motto is "das Tor zur Oberpfalz," which translates into English as "The Door to the Upper Palatinate."[2]

Kemnath
Central town square of Kemnath
Central town square of Kemnath
Coat of arms of Kemnath
Coat of arms
Location of Kemnath within Tirschenreuth district
Kemnath in TIR.svg
Kemnath is located in Germany
Kemnath
Kemnath
Kemnath is located in Bavaria
Kemnath
Kemnath
Coordinates: 49°52′N 11°53′E / 49.867°N 11.883°E / 49.867; 11.883Coordinates: 49°52′N 11°53′E / 49.867°N 11.883°E / 49.867; 11.883
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictTirschenreuth
Municipal assoc.Kemnath
Government
 • MayorWerner Nickl (CSU)
Area
 • Total54.13 km2 (20.90 sq mi)
Elevation
462 m (1,516 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,494
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
95478
Dialling codes09642
Vehicle registrationTIR, KEM
Websitewww.kemnath.de

HistoryEdit

Kemnath was first referenced in historical documents on July 6, 1008 by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II when he founded another town named Keminata in the Diocese of Bamberg.[3] In 2008, Kemnath celebrated its 1000th anniversary with a series of special events throughout the town culminating in a major celebration in August 2008.

GeographyEdit

The town is in the foothills of the Fichtelgebirge Mountains of northeast Bavaria and is approximately 55 km from the Czech border at Mähring. It is located in a valley formed by three streams, the Mühlbach, Flötzbach, and Schirnitzbach. The Steinwald Nature Park abuts the edge of the town as well and stretches from Kemnath to the Czech border.

EconomyEdit

The two largest employers in Kemnath are the Ponnath Meat Processing plant[4] and a Siemens Healthineers production facility.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ "Official Homepage of the town of Kemnath". der Stadt Kemnath. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
  3. ^ "Stadtgeschichte". Stadt Kemnath (in German). Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  4. ^ de:Ponnath Die Meistermetzger
  5. ^ http://www.siemens.com/history/de/aktuelles/1117_kemnath.htm

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