Dresden (region)

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Dresden
Regierungsbezirk
Map of Saxony highlighting the former Direktionsbezirk of Dresden
Map of Saxony highlighting the former Direktionsbezirk of Dresden
Country Germany
State Saxony
Disestablished 1 March 2012
Region seat Dresden
Area
 • Total 7,931 km2 (3,062 sq mi)
Population (31 Dec. 2010)
 • Total 1,626,870
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Website www.rp-dresden.de
The Regierungsbezirk Dresden before August 2008

Dresden is one of the three former Direktionsbezirke of the Free State of Saxony, Germany, located in the east of the state. It coincided with the Planungsregionen Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien and Oberes Elbtal/Osterzgebirge.

It was disbanded in March 2012.

History[edit]

The Direktionsbezirk Dresden came into existence on 1 August 2008, and succeeded the Dresden Government Region.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kreise
(districts)
Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Bautzen
  2. Görlitz
  3. Meißen
  4. Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
  1. Dresden

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Coordinates: 51°10′N 14°00′E / 51.17°N 14.0°E / 51.17; 14.0