Penig (German pronunciation: [ˈpeːnɪç]) is a town in the district of Mittelsachsen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Zwickauer Mulde, 19 km northwest of Chemnitz. The old and the new castle were owned by the House of Schönburg from 1378 until 1945. Penig housed a concentration camp during World War II.

Penig
Coat of arms of Penig
Coat of arms
Location of Penig within Mittelsachsen district
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Penig is located in Germany
Penig
Penig
Penig is located in Saxony
Penig
Penig
Coordinates: 50°56′1″N 12°42′21″E / 50.93361°N 12.70583°E / 50.93361; 12.70583Coordinates: 50°56′1″N 12°42′21″E / 50.93361°N 12.70583°E / 50.93361; 12.70583
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMittelsachsen
Government
 • MayorThomas Eulenberger (CDU)
Area
 • Total63.31 km2 (24.44 sq mi)
Elevation
208 m (682 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,780
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
09322
Dialling codes037381
Vehicle registrationFG
Websitewww.penig.de

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ReferencesEdit

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