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Plauen
Coat of arms of Plauen Location of Plauen in Germany
 
Federal state Saxony
Administrative region Chemnitz
District urban district
Population 69,322 source (2005)
Area 102.12 km²
Population density 679/km²
Elevation 412 m
Coordinates 50°29′ N 12°7′ E
Postal code 08523-08529
Area code 03741
Licence plate code PL
Mayor Ralf Oberdorfer (FDP)
Website plauen.de
Plauen, old townhall
Plauen, old townhall

Plauen is a city in Saxony, east-central Germany, located at 50°29′N 12°07′O. The city is situated near the border of Bavaria and the Czech Republic. Image File history File links Sin_escudo. ... Image File history File links Karte_Plauen_in_Deutschland. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (transliterated as Laender in English, singular Land). ... The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska) is at a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an administrative region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... Chemnitz is one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Saxony, Germany, located in the south-west of the state. ... There are 439 German districts, administrative units in Germany. ... This is a list of urban districts in Germany. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... see also Telephone numbering plan of Germany for further codes including service numbers, cell phones etc. ... German car number plates show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... FDP may refer to: in Germany: Freie Demokratische Partei, see Free Democratic Party of Germany and Politics of Germany, in Switzerland: Freisinnig-Demokratische Partei, see Free Democratic Party of Switzerland and Politics of Switzerland. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... Image File history File links Townhall of Plauen (from the german wikipedia) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Townhall of Plauen (from the german wikipedia) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska) is at a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ...

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History

The city was founded by Slavs in the 12th century and was passed to Bohemia in 1327 and to Saxony in 1466. The population is 69,160 (Sep 2005). In the late nineteenth century, Plauen became a textile manufacturing center, specializing in lace. Around 1910 Plauen, as a kind of industrial 'boomtown', reached its population peak (1910 census: 121.000 inhabitants). (1912: 128.000 - the top level). In the 1930s Plauen earned the dubious distinction of hosting the first chapter of the Nazi Party outside of Bavaria. From 1945 on, it belonged to the Soviet Occupation Zone of Germany, from 1949 to 1990 to the German Democratic Republic. During that time it hosted a big soviet army occupation garrison and in the last years of the East German state the officer school of the border guards ("Grenztruppen der DDR"). Plauen's population shrunk dramatically since WW-2 (1939: 111.000 inhabitants !). The exposé Fast Food Nation gives special mention to Plauen as the first city in East Germany following the collapse of the Berlin Wall to have a McDonald's restaurant. The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... Bohemia. ... Events January 25 - Edward III becomes King of England. ... The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska) is at a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... Events Chimú Empire conquered by troops of the Inca End of term for Regent of Sweden Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna. ... It has been suggested that Textile manufacturing be merged into this article or section. ... White lace is often used in collars and other fabric borders. ... The term National Socialism has been used in self-description by a number of different political groups and ideologies, some of which have no connection with the Nazis; see National socialism (disambiguation). ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), was a socialist country that existed from 1949 to 1990. ... Fast Food Nation, paperback edition Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by Eric Schlosser, first serialized by Rolling Stone in 1999. ... Remnant of the Berlin Wall near Potsdamer Platz, June 2003. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants[1]. Although McDonalds did not invent the hamburger or fast food, its name has become nearly synonymous with both. ...


Tourist attractions

  • Museum Plauener Spitze
  • Galerie e.O. plauen
  • Old Town Hall
  • Elstertalbrücke
  • Friedensbrücke - largest stone arch bridge in the world
  • Johanniskirche
  • Alte Elsterbrücke - oldest bridge in Saxony

In Italy In England An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch. ...

Education and Science

Plauen is home to a University of Applied Sciences, with about 300 students and a DIPLOMA Fachhochschule. A Fachhochschule (plural: Fachhochschulen) or University of Applied Sciences in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland is something like a polytechnic. ...


Twin Cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... AÅ¡ is a city in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Cegléd is a friendly, quiet smalltown approx. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Steyr is a town (population 39,495 as of 2001) in the Austrian federal state of Upper Austria, located on the Enns river. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Hof is a city located on the banks of the Saale in the northeastern corner of the German state of Bavaria, in the Franconia region, hard by the Czech border and the forested Fichtelgebirge upland region. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Siegen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...

External link

  • http://www.plauen.de

  Results from FactBites:
 
Plauen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (261 words)
Plauen is a city in the Free State of Saxony, east-central Germany, located at 50°29′N 12°07′E.
The city is situated near the border of Bavaria and the Czech Republic.
In the late 19th century, Plauen became a textile manufacturing center, specializing in lace.
Plauen: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (442 words)
In the late nineteenth century, Plauen became a textile manufacturing center, specializing in lace.
Plauen's population shrunk dramatically since WW-2 (1939: 111,000 inhabitants !).
Plauen is home to a University of Applied Sciences, with about 300 students and a DIPLOMA Fachhochschule.
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