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Crimmitschau (Saxony)

Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea represent additional National Borders in the North. The official language of Germany is German and Berlin is the capital.
Crimmitschau is a large district town in the landkreis of Zwickauer land in the free state of Saxony. Geographically Crimmitschau lies on the River Pleibe. Westberg lies to the east, and to the east is an industrial park. Crimmitschau’s administrative region is Chemnitz, district Zwickauer. Its population as of 2005 was 22,801 with  an area of 61.04 square kilometers. Its population density is 367 per square kilometers.
The city of Crimmitschau and castle of the same name now called the Schweinsburg were established from around 1170 to 1200 as an organized German colony. The settlement's existence is first documented in 1212. In 1414, Crimmitschau received town privileges from Markgraf Wilhelm II. On March 15, 1844, Crimmitschau was added to the German rail network on the Saxon-Bavarian Railroad, which was later extended to Barvaria.
Around the turn of the century, Crimmitschau was the site of a large concentrated textile industry, and was called the city of 100 chimneys. From August 22, 1903 to January 18, 1904, it was the site of one of the largest and longest strikes in the German empire, which affected the entire nation. In 1944, Crimmitschauer property was bombed during the second world war. At the end of the 1980s, a great part of the old and inner cities were torn down and replaced with prefabricated concrete buildings. Crimmitschau has a well-known ice hockey club. The city also has a football team. Crimmitschau business and infrastructure is between Crimmitschau and the district of Frankenhausen.
Crimmitschau, due its various places of interest is one of the most visited places. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times.

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