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Rochlitz

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Rochlitz is a major district town in the district of Mittelsachsen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Rochlitz is the head of the "borough partnership Rochlitz" with its other members being the boroughs of Königsfeld, Seelitz und Zettlitz.GeographyThe town is situated on the river Zwickauer Mulde, 26 km northwest of Chemnitz and at the foot of Rochlitz Mountain, with a high concentration of porphyry in the surrounding bedrock.HistoryDuring World War II, a subcamp of Flossenbürg concentration camp was located in the town from September 1944 to March 1945. The camp held about 600 Jewish women.Historical PopulationDespite the annexation of several neighboring parishes in the 1990s, the population of Rochlitz has been declining steadily. Additionally, the inhabitants of Rochlitz have a mean age of 48 years and 8 months, the highest value in Mittelsachsen.<div style="clear:left">International relationsRochlitz is twinned with: Sokółka, Poland Nettetal, Germany
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