|• Mayor||Heidemarie Walther|
|• Total||83.03 km2 (32.06 sq mi)|
|Elevation||432 m (1,417 ft)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Schleiz is in the Thuringian Vogtland area, an area of wooded hills on the borders of Thuringia, Saxony, Bavaria and the Czech Republic. The city is located in a valley with the river Wisenta near the motorway A 9 (Berlin – München).
Schleiz includes the following subdivisions:
Schleiz can be traced back to a settlement established about 1200 ("Altstadt") and a separate "Neustadt" that was established next to it. The "Neustadt" had a castle and a city wall. Until 2 December 1482 they were totally separate communities after which they combined to one city. There was a settlement of the Teutonic Order here, and for some years previous to 1848 the town was the capital of the small principality of Reuss-Schleiz. In the vicinity a battle was fought, between the French and the Prussians on 1806-10-09.
The palace was destroyed April 1945.
Trend of population figures:
1834 — 1994
1995 — 2000
2001 — 2004
It is also the site of the Schleizer Dreieck race track.
- ^ "Bevölkerung nach Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften" (in German). Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik. 31 December 2010. http://www.statistik.thueringen.de/datenbank/TabAnzeige.asp?tabelle=gg000102%7C%7C.
- ^ from 1960 on always as of 31 December
- ^ Source from 1994 onwards: Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik
- http://www.schleiz.de Official web site for Stadt Schleiz. (German)
- This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.
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