|Subdivisions||5 town boroughs with 38 parts|
|• Lord mayor||Ralf Oberdorfer (FDP)|
|• Total||102.12 km2 (39.43 sq mi)|
|Elevation||412 m (1,352 ft)|
|• Density||640/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||V (by 2008 PL)|
Plauen was already settled in the Bronze Age, but the first written record of the city was in 1122, when the oldest church (named Johanniskirche) was build. About 1224 Plauen has get the Town privileges. 1632 a big part of the city was destroyed in the Thirty Years' War. Since about 1830 Plauen grow because of the textile-industry. In the Second World Warabout three quarters of the city was destroyed by the United States Army Air Force and the Royal Air Force.
Plauen became a large city in 1904 when the population reached 100.000. In 1912 it reached its biggest ever population with 128.000.
According to the statistics office of the Free State of Saxony, on 31 December 2009 Plauen's population was 66,412.
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