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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. The former municipality Bachfeld was merged into Schalkau in December 2019.
|• Mayor||Ute Hopf (Ind.)|
|• Total||44.03 km2 (17.00 sq mi)|
|Elevation||400 m (1,300 ft)|
|• Density||75/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||SON, NH|
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.
[[File:Schalkau-Ev-Kirche.jpg|thumb|130px|St. Johannis Lutheran church
The town has 10 districts:
Number of inhabitants (as of 31 December):
- Source since 1994: Thuringia statistical office Erfurt
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2019". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). August 2020.
- Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) 2007/2008 edition. Schweers + Wall. 2007. ISBN 978-3-89494-136-9.