Chemnitz (region)

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Chemnitz

Direktionsbezirk Chemnitz
Map of Saxony highlighting the former Direktionsbezirk of Chemnitz
Map of Saxony highlighting the former Direktionsbezirk of Chemnitz
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
Disestablished1 March 2012
Region seatChemnitz
Area
 • Total6,522 km2 (2,518 sq mi)
Population
 (31 Dec. 2010)
 • Total1,526,091
 • Density230/km2 (610/sq mi)
Websitewww.ldc.sachsen.de
The Regierungsbezirk Chemnitz before August 2008

Chemnitz (German pronunciation: [ˈkɛmnɪt͡s] (About this soundlisten)) is one of the three former Direktionsbezirke of the Free State of Saxony, Germany, located in the south-west of the state. It coincided with the Planungsregion Südsachsen. It was disbanded in March 2012.

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The Direktionsbezirk Chemnitz came into existence on 1 August 2008, and succeeded the Regierungsbezirk Chemnitz. The territory of the Regierungsbezirk Chemnitz was slightly smaller, and excluded the former district of Döbeln.

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Coordinates: 50°45′N 12°50′E / 50.75°N 12.83°E / 50.75; 12.83