Pirna facts for kids
|Town subdivisions||16 Stadtbezirke|
|Lord Mayor||Markus Ulbig (CDU)|
|Area||53.02 km2 (20.47 sq mi)|
|Population||39,030 (31 December 2009)|
|- Density||736 /km2 (1,907 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Location of the town of Pirna within Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district|
Pirna is located at the beginn of the Elbtalkessel, where the Wesenitz and the Gottleuba flow in the Elbe. In the south of Pirna is the Osterzgebirge. Pirna is named Tor zur Sächsischen Schweiz (door to the Sächsische Schweiz).
Direct in the north of Pirna is the capital of Saxony, Dresden. Nearby towns are Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel, Bahretal, Dohma, Dohna, Dürrröhrsdorf-Dittersbach, Heidenau, Lohmen, Stadt Wehlen and Struppen. All these towns are in the rural districts of Sächsische and Schweiz-Osterzgebirge.
With the foundation of the Mark Meißen in the 10th century it was possible to re-prove a settlement in the area of Pirna. In the 12th century the castle of Prina would be built. Henry III, Margrave of Meissen gave the townrights to Pirna. The Elbe was in this time an important river for the trade. In 1233 the town was first mentioned in a document. Wenceslaus II of Bohemia bought the town in 1293 and so the town was Bohemian until 1405. In 1307 a convent was founded.
The table below lists the population change of Pirna since 1300. Since 1960 the population was counted on December 31 every year.
1900 til 1989
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