Erzgebirgskreis

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Erzgebirgskreis
District
Coat of arms of Erzgebirgskreis
Coat of arms
Saxony Erzgebirgskreis 2008.png
Country  Germany
State Saxony
Capital Annaberg-Buchholz
Area
 • Total 1,827 km2 (705 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 355,275
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration ERZ, ANA, ASZ, AU, MAB, MEK, STL, SZB, ZP
Website http://www.erzgebirgskreis.de

Erzgebirgskreis is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is named after the Erzgebirge ("Ore Mountains"), a mountain range in the southern part of the district which forms part of the Germany–Czech Republic border. It borders (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Vogtlandkreis and Zwickau, the urban district Chemnitz, the district Mittelsachsen and the Czech Republic.

History[edit]

The district was established by merging the former districts of Annaberg, Aue-Schwarzenberg, Stollberg and Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis as part of the district reform of August 2008.

Geography[edit]

The district contains the western part of the Erzgebirge, which also forms the border with the Czech Republic. Several rivers that rise in the Erzgebirge flow through the district, including Zwickauer Mulde and Zschopau.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Annaberg-Buchholz
  2. Aue
  3. Ehrenfriedersdorf
  4. Eibenstock
  5. Elterlein
  6. Geyer
  7. Grünhain-Beierfeld
  8. Johanngeorgenstadt
  9. Jöhstadt
  10. Lauter-Bernsbach
  11. Lößnitz
  12. Lugau
  13. Marienberg
  14. Oberwiesenthal
  1. Oelsnitz
  2. Olbernhau
  3. Pockau-Lengefeld
  4. Schneeberg
  5. Schwarzenberg
  6. Scheibenberg
  7. Schlettau
  8. Stollberg
  9. Thalheim
  10. Thum
  11. Wolkenstein
  12. Zschopau
  13. Zwönitz
  1. Amtsberg
  2. Auerbach
  3. Bad Schlema
  4. Bärenstein
  5. Bockau
  6. Börnichen
  7. Borstendorf
  8. Breitenbrunn
  9. Burkhardtsdorf
  10. Crottendorf
  11. Deutschneudorf
  12. Drebach
  1. Gelenau
  2. Gornau
  3. Gornsdorf
  4. Großolbersdorf
  5. Großrückerswalde
  6. Grünhainichen
  7. Heidersdorf
  8. Hohndorf
  9. Jahnsdorf
  10. Königswalde
  11. Mildenau
  12. Neukirchen
  1. Niederdorf
  2. Niederwürschnitz
  3. Pfaffroda
  4. Raschau-Markersbach
  5. Schönheide
  6. Sehmatal
  7. Seiffen
  8. Stützengrün
  9. Tannenberg
  10. Thermalbad Wiesenbad
  11. Zschorlau

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Erzgebirgskreis at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°36′N 12°57′E / 50.600°N 12.950°E / 50.600; 12.950