Limbach-Oberfrohna is a town in the district of Zwickau in the German Free State of Saxony.

Limbach-Oberfrohna
Town administration building
Town administration building
Coat of arms of Limbach-Oberfrohna
Coat of arms
Location of Limbach-Oberfrohna within Zwickau district
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Limbach-Oberfrohna is located in Germany
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Limbach-Oberfrohna is located in Saxony
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Limbach-Oberfrohna
Coordinates: 50°52′N 12°45′E / 50.867°N 12.750°E / 50.867; 12.750Coordinates: 50°52′N 12°45′E / 50.867°N 12.750°E / 50.867; 12.750
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Municipal assoc.Limbach-Oberfrohna
Subdivisions7
Government
 • MayorJesko Vogel (FW)
Area
 • Total50.17 km2 (19.37 sq mi)
Elevation
349 m (1,145 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total24,029
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
09212
Dialling codes03722, 037609
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.limbach-oberfrohna.de

Main sightsEdit

  • Schloss (Castle) Wolkenburg
  • Protestant church in Oberfrohna
  • Wasserturm ("Water Tower")
  • Town Hall
  • Limbach Municipal Church

EconomyEdit

Limbach-Oberfrohna is situated in the manufacturing district of Chemnitz. It has a public park and a monument to the composer Johannes Pache. Its industries in the past included the making of worsteds, cloth, silk and sewing-machines, dyeing and bleaching. However, these industries collapsed almost completely after the reunification of Germany in 1990. Today, the biggest employers in the town are Siemens VDO, a former branch of the Siemens AG and manufacturer of car-supplies together with other mechanical-engineering firms.

TransportEdit

The town is situated near the Bundesautobahn 4 and Bundesautobahn 72. Chemnitz, a city with a long existing mechanical-engineering-industry, is situated about 15 km to the east of Limbach-Oberfrohna.

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Limbach". Encyclopædia Britannica. 16 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 691.