Bautzen facts for kids
|Mayor||Christian Schramm (CDU)|
|Area||66.63 km2 (25.73 sq mi)|
|Elevation||204 m (669 ft)|
|Population||40,740 (31 December 2009)|
|- Density||611 /km2 (1,584 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
After the war Bautzen was well known in the German Democratic Republic because of its prison. Bautzen I was used as an official prison, Bautzen II was a secret prison for prisoners of conscience (people arrested for their political beliefs, not because of an ordinary crime). Bautzen I is still used as a prison, and Bautzen II has been a memorial since 1993.
In 2002 the city commemorated its thousandth birthday.
- Worms, since 1990
- Heidelberg, since 1991
- Dreux, France, since 1992
- Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic, since 1993
- Jelenia Góra, Poland, since 1993
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