Stadtroda (Roda until 1925) is a town of 6,653 people (2017), located in Thuringia, Germany. Stadtroda lies on the river Roda, a tributary of the Saale. The former municipalities Bollberg and Quirla were merged into Stadtroda in January 2019.

Stadtroda
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Coat of arms of Stadtroda
Coat of arms
Location of Stadtroda within Saale-Holzland-Kreis district
Stadtroda in SHK.svg
Stadtroda is located in Germany
Stadtroda
Stadtroda
Stadtroda is located in Thuringia
Stadtroda
Stadtroda
Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 11°44′0″E / 50.85000°N 11.73333°E / 50.85000; 11.73333Coordinates: 50°51′0″N 11°44′0″E / 50.85000°N 11.73333°E / 50.85000; 11.73333
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSaale-Holzland-Kreis
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorKlaus Hempel
Area
 • Total24.07 km2 (9.29 sq mi)
Elevation
200 m (700 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,653
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
07646
Dialling codes036428
Vehicle registrationSHK, EIS, SRO
Websitewww.stadtroda.de

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HistoryEdit

According to some sources, Faust was born in Roda in 1480. The house where he was born was torn down and sold to Chicago in 1896, where it was going to be shown in the Germany-Hall of the World's Fair. The fate of the house is unknown.

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Roda was part of the Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg.

 
Sandstone near Stadtroda, Germany.
 
Town hall Stadtroda

MayorsEdit

Mayors since 1886[2]

  • 1886–1892: Gottfried Knoch
  • 1892–1898: Friedrich Goedel
  • 1898–1906: Hermann Loeser
  • 1906–1908: Wilhelm Dieterici
  • 1908–1928: Rudolf Goedecke
  • 1928–1934: Ernst Paul Schönherr
  • 1935–1938: Franz Degen
  • 1938–1941: Gerhard Wunderling
  • 1941–1942: Max Oswald (acting)
  • 1942–1945: ? Horn
  • 1945: Max Oswald (acting)
  • 1945–1946: Wilhelm Meier
  • 1946–1950: Otto Seifarth
  • 1950–1953: Ernst Klinger
  • 1953–1954: Theo Wurlitzer
  • 1954–1955: Rudolf Pabst (acting)
  • 1955: Georg Vater
  • 1955–1958: Walter Hilbert
  • 1959–1961: Kurt Krüger
  • 1961–1965: Günter Hoppe
  • 1965–1972: Kurt Neugebauer
  • 1972: Volkmar Ernst
  • 1972–1984: Heinz Rosenkranz
  • 1984–1986: Kurt Halbauer
  • 1986–1990: Rainer Haufe
  • 1990–1992: Karl-Heinz Herrmann
  • 1992: Harald Reuter (acting)
  • 1992–2012: Harald Kramer (CDU)
  • since 2012: Klaus Hempel (Free voters)

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

 
Princess Luise around 1800

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ Utz Möbius: Chronik der Stadt Stadtroda. Geiger, Horb am Neckar 2003, ISBN 3-89570-896-8.