Meerane is a town in the Zwickau district of Saxony, Germany. It lies midway between the towns of Altenburg and Zwickau, west of Chemnitz.

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Saint Martin Church
Saint Martin Church
Coat of arms of Meerane
Coat of arms
Location of Meerane within Zwickau district
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Meerane is located in Germany
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Meerane is located in Saxony
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Coordinates: 50°51′7″N 12°27′49″E / 50.85194°N 12.46361°E / 50.85194; 12.46361Coordinates: 50°51′7″N 12°27′49″E / 50.85194°N 12.46361°E / 50.85194; 12.46361
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Municipal assoc.Meerane-Schönberg
SubdivisionsKernstadt, 4 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorLothar Ungerer
Area
 • Total19.77 km2 (7.63 sq mi)
Elevation
253 m (830 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total14,208
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08393
Dialling codes03764
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.meerane.de

As of 31 December 2015, there were 14,851 inhabitants.[2] The population has declined from a peak of over 26,000 in the 1940s.

Meerane was once important for the manufacture of woollen and mixed cloths; associated industries such as dyeworks, tanneries and machine factories were also located there.

Population DevelopmentEdit

In 1546 there were 193 inhabitants, in 1583 120 propertyholders and in 1750 100 houses in the town and 159 houses in the vicinity.[3]

Historical population (from 1960 on 31 December):

1834 to 1946

  • 1834 – 4,172
  • 1875 – 21,277
  • 1880 – 22,293
  • 1885 – 22,013
  • 1890 – 22,446
  • 1910 – 25,470
  • 1933 – 24,855
  • 1939 – 24,447
  • 1946 – 26,804

1950 to 2002

  • 1950 – 26,519
  • 1960 – 24,520
  • 1981 – 22,194
  • 1984 – 21,260
  • 1995 – 19,606
  • 1997 – 19,390
  • 1999 – 19,001
  • 2001 – 18,439
  • 2002 – 18,173

2003 to 2012

  • 2003 – 17,745
  • 2004 – 17,513
  • 2005 – 17,244
  • 2006 – 16,937
  • 2007 – 16,752
  • 2008 – 16,517
  • 2009 – 16,287
  • 2010 – 16,115
  • 2011 – 15,942
  • 2012 – 15,226

from 2013

  • 2013 – 15,003
  • 2014 – 14,850
  • 2015 - 14,851

Data source from 1998: Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen

AttractionsEdit

  • There are several parks: Wilhelm-Wunderlich Park, Annapark, Schillerpark
  • The city hall was built in 1727, and has been completely restored
  • The Lutheran church of St. Martinskirche was first documented in 1314

Twin townEdit

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.meerane.de/meerane/meerane_news/2016/2016_10/aktuelles_2016_10/einwohnerzahl_2016_10_17.htm
  3. ^ "Digitales Historisches Ortsverzeichnis von Sachsen – Meerane" (in German). Institut für Sächsische Geschichte und Volkskunde e.V. Retrieved 2012-10-20.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Meerane at Wikimedia Commons