Zwönitz is a town in the district Erzgebirgskreis, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 9 km south of Stollberg, and 24 km southwest of Chemnitz.

Zwönitz
Zwönitz during Christmas time
Zwönitz during Christmas time
Coat of arms of Zwönitz
Coat of arms
Location of Zwönitz
Zwönitz is located in Germany
Zwönitz
Zwönitz
Zwönitz is located in Saxony
Zwönitz
Zwönitz
Coordinates: 50°37′0″N 12°48′0″E / 50.61667°N 12.80000°E / 50.61667; 12.80000Coordinates: 50°37′0″N 12°48′0″E / 50.61667°N 12.80000°E / 50.61667; 12.80000
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictErzgebirgskreis
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Triebert (CDU)
Area
 • Total64.18 km2 (24.78 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,993
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Websitewww.zwoenitz.de

Parts of the townEdit

Zwönitz consists of:

 
Zwoenitz
 
Zwoenitz and its villages and the joint administration Zwoenitz-Elterlein

Population figuresEdit

  • 1542 – 570
  • 1697 – 741
  • 1780 – 863
  • 1800 – 1.242
  • 1840 – 1.883
  • 1890 – 2.931
  • 1926 – 3.760
  • 1933 – 3.852
  • 1946 – 7.500
  • 1950 – 10.617
  • 1960 – 8.307
  • 1965 – 9.690
  • 1981 – 11.362
  • 1990 – 13.105
  • 1995 – 12.318
  • 2000 – 12.175
  • 2005 – 11.696
  • 2010 – 11.193
  • 2012 – 12.519

Local councilEdit

The elections in May 2014 showed the following results:

  • CDU: 16 Seats
  • The Left: 4 Seats
  • Unabhängige Wählervereinigung Zwönitz (UWZ): 3 Seats
  • Freie Wähler Gemeinschaft e. V. (FWG) (Free voters): 2 Seats
  • SPD: 1 Seat

MayorsEdit

  • Uwe Schneider (CDU), 1990-2008
  • Wolfgang Triebert (CDU), since 2008

HistoryEdit

The town was founded by Slavs. The monastery Grünhain owned the area since 1286. Zwönitz received its town charter around the turn of the 13th century. It was a customs and trading point with market rights since 1545.

PicturesEdit

 
St.Trinitatis-church
 
Church in Hormersdorf
 
Half-timbered house (Hotel Roß)

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

 
Samuel von Pufendorf 1734

Personalities related to the placeEdit

  • Uwe Schneider (born 1943), municipal politician (mayor of Zwönitz 1990-2008), local historian and author

ReferencesEdit

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