Wilsdruff is a town in the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, with 13,743 inhabitants. It is situated 14 km west of Dresden centre. Kesselsdorf is one of its subdivisions.

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Coat of arms of Wilsdruff
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Location of Wilsdruff within Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district
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Wilsdruff is located in Germany
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Wilsdruff is located in Saxony
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Coordinates: 51°3′8″N 13°32′18″E / 51.05222°N 13.53833°E / 51.05222; 13.53833Coordinates: 51°3′8″N 13°32′18″E / 51.05222°N 13.53833°E / 51.05222; 13.53833
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictSächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Subdivisions14
Government
 • MayorRalf Rother (CDU)
Area
 • Total81.69 km2 (31.54 sq mi)
Elevation
273 m (896 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total14,217
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01723
Dialling codes035204, 035209, 035203, 0351
Vehicle registrationPIR
Websitewww.wilsdruff.de

Near Wilsdruff there is a facility for high power broadcasting, the Wilsdruff transmitter.

Wilsdruff is home to KNOX, a traditional incense manufacturer and magnussoft, a computer game developer.

In 2017 the town made headlines as 36% of the population voted the German right wing party AfD (Alternative fuer Deutschland) while in the same year only 10 asylum seekers sought refuge in Wilsdruff. [1]

ReferencesEdit

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