Lucka is a town in the Thuringian landkreis of Altenburger Land.

Lucka
Wettinerbrunnen, erected in memory of the 1307 battle of Lucka
Wettinerbrunnen, erected in memory of the 1307 battle of Lucka
Coat of arms of Lucka
Coat of arms
Location of Lucka within Altenburger Land district
Lucka in ABG.png
Lucka is located in Germany
Lucka
Lucka
Lucka is located in Thuringia
Lucka
Lucka
Coordinates: 51°5′42″N 12°20′7″E / 51.09500°N 12.33528°E / 51.09500; 12.33528Coordinates: 51°5′42″N 12°20′7″E / 51.09500°N 12.33528°E / 51.09500; 12.33528
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictAltenburger Land
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorKathrin Backmann-Eichhorn (SPD)
Area
 • Total12.99 km2 (5.02 sq mi)
Elevation
150 m (490 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,742
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04613
Dialling codes034492
Vehicle registrationABG
Websitewww.lucka.de

HistoryEdit

The settlement of the area around Lucka occurred in the early Stone Age (5000-2500 b.c.). Lucka was first mentioned in writing in 1320 as "opidum Luckowe". The area was also the site of a battle in 1307 between the Habsburgs and the Wettins. Within the German Empire (1871–1918), Lucka was part of the Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg.


International relationsEdit

Town DivisionEdit

Lucka is divided into three parts: the town itself, Breitenhain and Prößdorf.

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Otto Engert — a Communist politician (b. in Prößdorf)
  • Erika Zuchold - World Champion and Olympic Medalist in Gymnastics
 
Lucka's Church

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.
  • The information in this article is based on and/or translated from that found in its German equivalent.