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Hettstedt

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Country  Germany
District  Mansfeld-Südharz
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Area  36.92 km²
Local time  Friday 9:12 PM
State  Saxony-Anhalt
Elevation  200 m (700 ft)
Postal codes  06333
Population  14,700 (31 Dec 2008)
Postal code  06333
Hettstedt
Weather  4°C, Wind W at 11 km/h, 82% Humidity

Hettstedt is a town in Mansfeld-Südharz district, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, on the Wipper.

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Map of 06333 Hettstedt, Germany

History

As of 1911, Hettstedt engaged in the manufacture of machinery, pianofortes, and artificial manure, and the surrounding district and villages were occupied with smelting due to the nearby mines of argentiferous copper. Other products included silver, sulphuric acid, and small quantities of nickel and gold.

In the Kaiser Friedrich mine close by, the first steam engine in Germany was erected on 23 August 1785. Hettstedt is mentioned as early as 1046; in 1220 it possessed a castle; in 1380 it received civic privileges. When the county of Mansfeld was sequestrated, Hettstedt came into the possession of Saxony, passing to Prussia in 1815.

Notable people

Politician Roland Claus, member of the Bundestag, is from Hettstedt.

International relations

Hettstedt is twinned with:

  • Vöhringen, Germany
  • Bergkamen, Germany
  • References

    Hettstedt Wikipedia


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