Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt

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Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt
Location of Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt within the German Democratic Republic
Location of Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt within the German Democratic Republic
Coordinates: 50°45′N 12°45′E / 50.750°N 12.750°E / 50.750; 12.750
Country German Democratic Republic
Subdivisions 21 Kreise and 5 Stadtkreise
Formed 1952
Dissolved 1990
Seat Karl-Marx-Stadt
 • Total 6,009 km2 (2,320 sq mi)
Population (1989)[1]
 • Total 1,859,500
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Vehicle registration T, X

The Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, also known as Bezirk Chemnitz, was a district (Bezirk) of East Germany. The administrative seat and the main town was Karl-Marx-Stadt, renamed Chemnitz after the reunification of Germany.


The Chemnitz District (renamed, with the city, after Karl Marx on 10 May 1953) was established, with the other 13, on 25 July 1952, substituting the old German states. After 3 October 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, its territory becoming again part of the state of Saxony.



The Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, corresponded to the area of the actual Direktionsbezirk Chemnitz and the southernmost one of DDR, bordered with the Bezirke of Gera, Leipzig and Dresden. It bordered also with Czechoslovakia and West German Upper Franconia.


The Bezirk was divided into 26 Kreise: 5 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 21 rural districts (Landkreise):


  1. ^ "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989

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