Oschatz


Oschatz
Oschatz
Church
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Coat of arms of Oschatz
Oschatz is located in Germany
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Oschatz
Coordinates 51°18′1″N 13°6′26″E / 51.30028°N 13.10722°E / 51.30028; 13.10722Coordinates: 51°18′1″N 13°6′26″E / 51.30028°N 13.10722°E / 51.30028; 13.10722
Administration
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Leipzig
District Nordsachsen
Mayor Andreas Kretschmar
Basic statistics
Area 55.31 km2 (21.36 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m  (394 ft)
Population 15,266 (31 December 2010)[1]
 - Density 276 /km2 (715 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate TDO
Postal code 04758
Area code 03435
Website www.stadt-oschatz.de

Oschatz is a town in the district Nordsachsen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is located 60 km east of Leipzig and 60 km west of Dresden.


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Geography

Site and Climate

Climate diagram for Oschatz

Oschatz lies in the Saxon Lowland and is located on the river Doellnitz, which joins the river Elbe as a left tributary 15 km away near Riesa. Oschatz is situated near the forested regions of the Dahlener Heath as well as the Wermsdorfer Forest and the Collmberg. Neighboring districts include: Liebschützberg, Strehla, Riesa, Stauchitz, Naundorf, Wermsdorf and Dahlen.

The average air temperature in Oschatz is approximately 8.6 °C[2], the annual rainfall is about 570 millimeters.[3]

Subdistricts

The administrative district of the town Oschatz also contains the following 14 townlands:

  • Kleinforst
  • Altoschatz
  • Fliegerhorst
  • Leuben
  • Limbach
  • Lonnewitz
  • Mannschatz
  • Merkwitz
  • Rechau
  • Schmorkau
  • Striesa
  • Thalheim (with Saalhausen und Kreischa)
  • Zöschau
  • Zschöllau

History

Early Times to 18th Century

The area of the present-day town has been settled since Neolithic times. The name Oschatz derives derives from the Sorbian word for abatis. The first written mention was in 1200 as a name "Johannes de Ozzetz", however the association to Oschatz is uncertain. The firs definite mention of the town dates from 1238, as Ozzechz is mentioned in a document from the Markgrave Heinrich III. von Meißen. The oldest document found in the town aarchive is an indulgence letter from Bishop Conrad of Meißen, dated 1246. In 1344 the people's army The Geharnischten certified for the association of towns Oschatz, Torgau and Grimma, and a schoolmaster was employed in 1365. A Eine „Vestung“ wird in Oschatz 1377 erstgenannt, es wird ein Stadtwachturm auf dem Gebiet des heutigen Museums errichtet. The town received market rights in 1394.

Oschatz in 1830
Oschatz Town Hall 1838
View in 1850

International relations

Oschatz is twinned with:

References


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