Lauta (Sorbian: Łuty) is a town in the district of Bautzen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 10 km west of Hoyerswerda, and 10 km southeast of Senftenberg.

Lauta
Coat of arms of Lauta
Coat of arms
Location of Lauta within Bautzen district
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Lauta is located in Germany
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Lauta is located in Saxony
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Coordinates: 51°26′53″N 14°5′59″E / 51.44806°N 14.09972°E / 51.44806; 14.09972Coordinates: 51°26′53″N 14°5′59″E / 51.44806°N 14.09972°E / 51.44806; 14.09972
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorFrank Lehmann
Area
 • Total41.87 km2 (16.17 sq mi)
Elevation
123 m (404 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,411
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
02991
Dialling codes035722
Vehicle registrationBZ
Websitewww.lauta.de

HistoryEdit

Within the Prussian Province of Brandenburg, Lauta was part of Landkreis Calau. Within the East German Bezirk Cottbus, it was part of Kreis Hoyerswerda. With German reunification in 1990, it became part of Saxony.

PersonalityEdit

Personalities who worked in LautaEdit

  • Albert Zimmermann, resistance fighter, executed on 27 November 1944

Personalities who lived temporarily in LautaEdit

  • Peter Mädler, (1943-1963), death at the Berlin Wall (1963), 1958-1961 electrician apprentice in the power plant Lauta.
  • Joachim Hansen, (1930-2007), actor

ReferencesEdit

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