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Großenhain

town in the district of Meißen, Saxony, Germany
The title of this article contains the character ß. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Grossenhain.

Großenhain is the capital of the Riesa-Großenhain Rural District, Saxony, Germany.

Großenhain
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Großenhain
Coat of arms
Location of Großenhain within Meißen district
Großenhain in MEI.svg
Großenhain is located in Germany
Großenhain
Großenhain
Großenhain is located in Saxony
Großenhain
Großenhain
Coordinates: 51°17′N 13°33′E / 51.283°N 13.550°E / 51.283; 13.550Coordinates: 51°17′N 13°33′E / 51.283°N 13.550°E / 51.283; 13.550
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMeißen
Government
 • MayorBurkhard Müller (CDU)
Area
 • Total130.36 km2 (50.33 sq mi)
Elevation
122 m (400 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total18,268
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01558; 01561
Dialling codes03522
Vehicle registrationMEI; GRH; RG; RIE
Websitewww.grossenhain.de

HistoryEdit

Großenhain was originally a Sorbian settlement. It was first mentioned in 1205.[3]

GeographyEdit

Großenhain is on the river Röder, 30 km northwest of Dresden, and 17 km east of Riesa.

It is also on Via Regia from Görlitz to Santiago de Compostela.

LocalitiesEdit

  • Naundorf
  • Folbern
  • Rostig
  • Zschieschen
  • Mülbitz
  • Kleinraschütz
  • Großraschütz
  • Skassa
  • Weßnitz
  • Zschauitz.

Famous peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2016] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2016.
  3. Großenhain, Steifzug durch eine sächsische Kleinstadt 2002, Gräser Verlag