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Coat of arms of Hohenstein-Ernstthal
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Zwickau
Basic statistics
Area 18.33 km2 (7.08 sq mi)
Elevation 355 m  (1165 ft)
Population 16,344  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 892 /km2 (2,309 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate Z, GC, HOT, WDA
Postal code 09337
Area code 03723
Location of the town of Hohenstein-Ernstthal within Zwickau district

Hohenstein-Ernstthal is a town in the Zwickau rural district, Free State of Saxony, Germany. The towns of Hohenstein and Ernstthal were united in 1898. The town is either known by its hyphenated form, or simply called Hohenstein.

The town got bigger in the 15th century because silver mines were found nearby.

Physicist G. H. von Schubert and inventor C. G. Schrter were born in Hohenstein. The writer Karl May was born in Ernstthal. The house of his birth is a museum.

The mayor of Hohenstein-Ernstthal is Lars Kluge.

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