Meerane

Meerane is a town in the Zwickau district of Saxony, Germany. It lies midway between the towns of Altenburg and Zwickau, west of Chemnitz.

Meerane
Saint Martin Church

Coat of arms
Location of Meerane within Zwickau district
Meerane
Meerane
Coordinates: 50°51′7″N 12°27′49″E
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictZwickau
Municipal assoc.Meerane-Schönberg
SubdivisionsKernstadt, 4 Ortsteile
Government
  MayorLothar Ungerer
Area
  Total19.77 km2 (7.63 sq mi)
Elevation
253 m (830 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total14,208
  Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08393
Dialling codes03764
Vehicle registrationZ
Websitewww.meerane.de

As of 31 December 2015, there were 14,851 inhabitants.[2] The population has declined from a peak of over 26,000 in the 1940s.

Meerane was once important for the manufacture of woollen and mixed cloths; associated industries such as dyeworks, tanneries and machine factories were also located there.

Population Development

In 1546 there were 193 inhabitants, in 1583 120 propertyholders and in 1750 100 houses in the town and 159 houses in the vicinity.[3]

Historical population (from 1960 on 31 December):

1834 to 1946

  • 1834 – 4,172
  • 1875 – 21,277
  • 1880 – 22,293
  • 1885 – 22,013
  • 1890 – 22,446
  • 1910 – 25,470
  • 1933 – 24,855
  • 1939 – 24,447
  • 1946 – 26,804

1950 to 2002

  • 1950 – 26,519
  • 1960 – 24,520
  • 1981 – 22,194
  • 1984 – 21,260
  • 1995 – 19,606
  • 1997 – 19,390
  • 1999 – 19,001
  • 2001 – 18,439
  • 2002 – 18,173

2003 to 2012

  • 2003 – 17,745
  • 2004 – 17,513
  • 2005 – 17,244
  • 2006 – 16,937
  • 2007 – 16,752
  • 2008 – 16,517
  • 2009 – 16,287
  • 2010 – 16,115
  • 2011 – 15,942
  • 2012 – 15,226

from 2013

  • 2013 – 15,003
  • 2014 – 14,850
  • 2015 - 14,851

Data source from 1998: Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen

Attractions

  • There are several parks: Wilhelm-Wunderlich Park, Annapark, Schillerpark
  • The city hall was built in 1727, and has been completely restored
  • The Lutheran church of St. Martinskirche was first documented in 1314

Twin town

People

References

Media related to Meerane at Wikimedia Commons

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