Meerane

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Coordinates: 50°51′7″N12°27′49″E / 50.85194°N 12.46361°E / 50.85194; 12.46361 Coordinates: 50°51′7″N12°27′49″E / 50.85194°N 12.46361°E / 50.85194; 12.46361
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Zwickau
Municipal assoc. Meerane-Schönberg
SubdivisionsKernstadt, 4 Ortsteile
Government
   Mayor Lothar 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 zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
08393
Dialling codes 03764
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.meerane.de

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

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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):

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Historical population

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

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References

  1. "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.
  2. http://www.meerane.de/meerane/meerane_news/2016/2016_10/aktuelles_2016_10/einwohnerzahl_2016_10_17.htm
  3. "Digitales Historisches Ortsverzeichnis von Sachsen – Meerane" (in German). Institut für Sächsische Geschichte und Volkskunde e.V. Retrieved 2012-10-20.

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