Kitzscher is a town in the Leipzig district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

Kitzscher
Coat of arms of Kitzscher
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Location of Kitzscher within Leipzig district
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Kitzscher is located in Germany
Kitzscher
Kitzscher
Kitzscher is located in Saxony
Kitzscher
Kitzscher
Coordinates: 51°9′52.11″N 12°33′12.60″E / 51.1644750°N 12.5535000°E / 51.1644750; 12.5535000Coordinates: 51°9′52.11″N 12°33′12.60″E / 51.1644750°N 12.5535000°E / 51.1644750; 12.5535000
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorMaik Schramm (FW)
Area
 • Total28.99 km2 (11.19 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,952
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04567
Dialling codes03433
Vehicle registrationL
Websitewww.kitzscher.de

GeographyEdit

Kitzscher is situated in the Leipziger Tieflandsbucht, at the perimeter of the Central Saxon Hills. The town is situated 6 km northeast of Borna, and 24 km southeast of Leipzig. A nearby slagheap from open cast mining called the 'Halde Trages' is one of the highest points in the vicinity and the main sight of interest in the locality.

Neighboring parishesEdit

HistoryEdit

 
The little church in Kitzscher
 
Plaque on the church school in memory of Dinter

The village was first mentioned in a charter document in the abbey at Grimma in the year 1251 which referred to a noble family, Guntherus de Kiczschere, which ultimately died out in 1676 .

The oldest structure in the town is the church the origins of which date back to 1200.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.