Kreischa

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Kreischa
Coat of arms of Kreischa
Coat of arms
Kreischa   is located in Germany
Kreischa
Kreischa
Coordinates: 50°57′N 13°46′E / 50.950°N 13.767°E / 50.950; 13.767Coordinates: 50°57′N 13°46′E / 50.950°N 13.767°E / 50.950; 13.767
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Subdivisions 14
Government
 • Mayor Frank Schöning
Area
 • Total 28.97 km2 (11.19 sq mi)
Elevation 257 m (843 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,427
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01731
Dialling codes 035206
Vehicle registration PIR
Website www.kreischa.de

Kreischa is a municipality in the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district, Saxony, Germany. It directly borders the Saxon capital Dresden and consists of 14 districts.

Kreischa was first mentioned in 1282 in the name Heinricus de Kryschowe. The name could be derived from an Old Slavic word meaning "crooked" or "lame".

Sister cities[edit]

Kreischa is twinned with:

Municipality subdivisions[edit]

  • Babisnau
  • Bärenklause
  • Brösgen
  • Gombsen
  • Kautzsch
  • Kleba
  • Kleincarsdorf
  • Lungkwitz
  • Quohren
  • Saida
  • Sobrigau
  • Theisewitz
  • Kreischa-Wittgensdorf
  • Zscheckwitz

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