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|Area||18.33 km2 (7.08 sq mi)|
|Elevation||355 m (1165 ft)|
|Population||15,930 (31 December 2009)|
|- Density||869 /km2 (2,251 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Hohenstein-Ernstthal is a town in the Zwickau rural district, Free State of Saxony, Germany. The towns of Hohenstein and Ernstthal were united in 1898. The town is either known by its hyphenated form, or simply called Hohenstein.
The town got bigger in the 15th century because silver mines were found nearby.
The mayor of Hohenstein-Ernstthal is Lars Kluge.
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