Hohenstein-Ernstthal facts for kids
|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)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Licence plate||Z, GC, HOT, WDA|
|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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