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Glauchau

Glauchau
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Glauchau
Coat of arms
Glauchau   is located in Germany
Glauchau
Glauchau
Coordinates:
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Zwickau
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Peter Dresler
Area
 • Total 51.49 km2 (19.88 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 23,231
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 08371
Dialling codes 03763
Vehicle registration Z
Website www.glauchau.de

Glauchau is a town in Germany, in Saxony, on the right bank of the Mulde, 7 miles north of Zwickau and 17 miles west of Chemnitz by rail. It is part of the Zwickau district.

Glauchau is twinned with Lynchburg, Virginia and, since 1991, Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia. Glauchau station is on the Dresden–Werdau line.

History

Glauchau was founded by a colony of Sorbs and Wends, and belonged to the lords of Schönburg as early as the 12th century.

Sights

Some portions of the extensive old

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