Schmölln is a town in the Thuringian, Germany, landkreis of Altenburger Land. It lies on the river Sprotte.

Schmölln
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Coat of arms of Schmölln
Coat of arms
Location of Schmölln within Altenburger Land district
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Schmölln is located in Germany
Schmölln
Schmölln
Schmölln is located in Thuringia
Schmölln
Schmölln
Coordinates: 50°53′42″N 12°21′23″E / 50.89500°N 12.35639°E / 50.89500; 12.35639Coordinates: 50°53′42″N 12°21′23″E / 50.89500°N 12.35639°E / 50.89500; 12.35639
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictAltenburger Land
Subdivisions14
Government
 • MayorSven Schrade (SPD)
Area
 • Total94.72 km2 (36.57 sq mi)
Elevation
220 m (720 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,741
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04626
Dialling codes034491
Vehicle registrationABG, SLN
Websitewww.schmoelln.de

GeographyEdit

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Municipalities in the district of Altenburger Land neighboring Schmölln include: Starkenberg, Dobitschen, Göllnitz, Göhren, Altenburg, Nobitz, the town of Gößnitz, Ponitz, Heyersdorf, Thonhausen, Vollmershain, Posterstein and Löbichau.

SubdivisionsEdit

Schmölln consists of the town Schmölln and 44 local subdivisions (Ortsteile):

  • Altkirchen
  • Bohra
  • Brandrübel
  • Braunshain
  • Burkersdorf
  • Dobra
  • Drogen
  • Gimmel
  • Gödissa
  • Göldschen
  • Graicha
  • Großbraunshain
  • Großstöbnitz
  • Großtauschwitz
  • Hartha
  • Hartroda
  • Illsitz
  • Jauern
  • Kakau
  • Kleinmückern
  • Kleintauscha
  • Kleintauschwitz
  • Kratschütz
  • Kummer
  • Lohma
  • Lumpzig
  • Mohlis
  • Nöbden
  • Nitzschka
  • Nöbdenitz
  • Nödenitzsch
  • Papiermühle
  • Platschütz
  • Prehna
  • Röthenitz
  • Schloßig
  • Selka
  • Sommeritz
  • Trebula
  • Untschen
  • Weißbach
  • Wildenbörten
  • Zagkwitz
  • Zschernitzsch

HistoryEdit

 
Schmölln city hall

Important Dates:

1066--Schmölln is first mentioned in writing as ABBATIA[2] ZMULNA
1127--Building of the cloister on the Pfefferberg
13th - 16th centuries--Schmölln is a pilgrimage destination (Marienwallfahrtsort)
1525--Destruction of the cloister on the Pfefferberg
2016 - An underage Somalian asylum seeker jumps to his death, allegedly encouraged by onlookers[3]

IncorporationEdit

On March 8, 1994, Weißbach was incorporated into Schmölln, and on January 1, 1996, Großstöbnitz followed. The former municipalities Altkirchen, Drogen, Lumpzig, Nöbdenitz and Wildenbörten were merged into Schmölln in January 2019.

Business and transportationEdit

Schmölln is located at a connection of Bundesautobahn 4 (Connection 61 Schmölln) and has a train station on the Middle-Germany Link (WeimarGlauchau).

 
Dobitschen castle

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.
  2. ^ wikt:Special:Search/abbatia
  3. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/10/22/germany-onlookers-encouraged-migrant-teen-fatal-jump.html

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