Oelsnitz (German pronunciation: [ˈœlsnɪts]) is a town in the district Erzgebirgskreis, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 14 km east of Zwickau, and 20 km southwest of Chemnitz. Between 1844 and 1971 hardcoal was mined in Oelsnitz and the surrounding towns. The major mine "Karl-Liebknecht" became a mining museum in 1986.

Oelsnitz
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Coat of arms of Oelsnitz
Coat of arms
Location of Oelsnitz within Erzgebirgskreis district
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Oelsnitz is located in Germany
Oelsnitz
Oelsnitz
Oelsnitz is located in Saxony
Oelsnitz
Oelsnitz
Coordinates: 50°43′20″N 12°41′55″E / 50.72222°N 12.69861°E / 50.72222; 12.69861Coordinates: 50°43′20″N 12°41′55″E / 50.72222°N 12.69861°E / 50.72222; 12.69861
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictErzgebirgskreis
Subdivisions6
Government
 • MayorBernd Birkigt
Area
 • Total26.28 km2 (10.15 sq mi)
Elevation
330-491 m (−1,281 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,957
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
09376
Dialling codes037298
Vehicle registrationERZ
Websitewww.oelsnitz-erzgeb.de

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Oelsnitz is twinned with:

 
Coal Mining Museum in Oelsnitz

External linksEdit

  Media related to Oelsnitz/Erzgeb. at Wikimedia Commons

ReferencesEdit

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