Map of Saxony highlighting the former Direktionsbezirk of Chemnitz
|Disestablished||1 March 2012|
|• Total||6,522 km2 (2,518 sq mi)|
(31 Dec. 2010)
|• Density||230/km2 (610/sq mi)|
Chemnitz (German pronunciation: [ˈkɛmnɪt͡s] (listen)) 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.
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.