Meaning of HOYERSWERDA in English
city, Saxony Land (state), eastern Germany, on the Schwarze Elster River, in a lignite (brown-coal) mining region, south of Cottbus. First mentioned in 1268 as the seat of a German barony reputedly founded by Count Hoyer of Friedberg, it acquired market rights in 1371. In 1959 the Socialist New Town of Hoyerswerda-Neustadt was built to the northeast of the old city as a residential area for the nearby huge lignite-processing combine of Schwarze Pumpe, which unifies mining, briquetting, coking, gas, and power facilities. There are also glassworks and brickworks within the city limits. Pop. (1991 est.) 64,888.
Britannica English vocabulary. Английский словарь Британика. 2012