Gorbitz

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Gorbitz
Stadtteil of Dresden
Overview of Gorbitz, January 2012
Overview of Gorbitz, January 2012
Gorbitz  is located in Germany
Gorbitz
Gorbitz
Coordinates: 51°02′44″N 13°40′12″E / 51.04556°N 13.67000°E / 51.04556; 13.67000Coordinates: 51°02′44″N 13°40′12″E / 51.04556°N 13.67000°E / 51.04556; 13.67000
Country Germany
State
Saxony
District Urban district
Town Dresden
Borough Cotta
Area
 • Total 2.83 km2 (1.09 sq mi)
Population (2009-12-31)
 • Total 19,919
 • Density 7,000/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01169
Dialling codes 0351
Website www.dresden.de

Gorbitz is a district or Stadtteil in south-west Dresden, Germany. It is part of the Ortsamtsbereich Cotta, and is subdivided into three Stadtbezirk: Gorbitz-Nord, Gorbitz-Ost and Gorbitz-Sud.

Gorbitz is the largest Plattenbau area of Dresden, but still smaller than large Plattenbau-settlements like Grunau quarter in Leipzig and planned city of Halle-Neustadt.

Location[edit]

Gorbitz is a plateau with considerable altitude 213-130 m above sea level. In the west it is bordered by unincorporated Altfranken and Gompitz, north of Omsewitz, Leuetewitz and Cotta. In the east it borders districts of Wölfnitz, Naußlitz and Löbtau, and south of the district Roßthal.

History[edit]

The site of Altgorbitz is characterized by narrow streets with old buildings and is one of the historic village centers in Dresden. From the development area is separated by the Gorbitz Kesselsdorfer road and is therefore south of the large settlement.

Old Gorbitz arose from a Sorbian settlement. The village stretches along the valley of the "Gorbitz Bach", which later culminated in the White Cotta Ritz. It was divided into Upper and Lower Gorbitz up for annexation to Dresden in 1921 formed two communities. Since the membership of Dresden is only spoken of (old) Gorbitz.

Upper Gorbitz contributes to the present the typical shape of a circular compact, while Lower Gorbitz distributed around the Old Gorbitz mentioned place, but resembles more of a road through the valley village.

Transportation[edit]

Gorbitz runs through the four-lane highway in part 173, which was recently expanded to the feeder road. It connects the southwestern part of the city with the motorway junction "Gorbitz" at the 17th Highway.

Gorbitz is the location of the largest of the Dresden tram depot. Scheduled traffic Gorbitz is accessed regularly for three tram lines (2 Kleinzschachwitz - Gorbitz, 6 Gorbitz - Niedersedlitz, 7 Weixdorf – Pennrich), serving eight stops.

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