Schalkau is a town in the district of Sonneberg, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 13 km west of Sonneberg, and 15 km north of Coburg.

Schalkau
Coat of arms of Schalkau
Coat of arms
Location of Schalkau within Sonneberg district
Schalkau in SON.svg
Schalkau is located in Germany
Schalkau
Schalkau
Schalkau is located in Thuringia
Schalkau
Schalkau
Coordinates: 50°23′40″N 11°0′31″E / 50.39444°N 11.00861°E / 50.39444; 11.00861Coordinates: 50°23′40″N 11°0′31″E / 50.39444°N 11.00861°E / 50.39444; 11.00861
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSonneberg
Government
 • MayorUte Hopf (Ind.)
Area
 • Total33.57 km2 (12.96 sq mi)
Elevation
400 m (1,300 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,882
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
96528
Dialling codes036766
Vehicle registrationSON, NH
Websitewww.schalkau.de

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TransportationEdit

Schalkau has two train stations, Schalkau and Schalkau Mitte, on the Hinterland Railway (Hinterlandbahn) from Sonneberg Hauptbahnhof to Eisfeld.[2] There is also a regular bus service to Sonneberg.

EducationEdit

There is one secondary school, educating pupils 11-16 (ordinarily) which falls into the 'Realschule' category. The school is named after the famous German writer, Goethe. There is a post office and a few other facilities.

 
Schalkau
 
Schalkau Protestant church
 
Schalkau Town hall

Town divisionEdit

The town has 8 districts:

  • Almerswind with Selsendorf
  • Ehnes (Schalkau)
  • Emstadt with Truckendorf and Görsdorf (Schalkau)
  • Katzberg (Schalkau)
  • Mausendorf (Schalkau)| with Neundorf (Schalkau)
  • Roth (Schalkau)
  • Truckenthal
  • Theuern (Schalkau)

InhabitantsEdit

Number of inhabitants (as of 31. December):

  • 1994: 3765
  • 1996: 3689
  • 1998: 3689
  • 2000: 3498
  • 2002: 3463
  • 2004: 3417
  • 2006: 3338
  • 2008: 3286
  • 2010: 3202
  • 2012: 3049
  • 2014: 2980
  • 2015: 2982
Source since 1994: Thuringia statistical office Erfurt

PersonalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) 2007/2008 edition. Schweers + Wall. 2007. ISBN 978-3-89494-136-9.