Location of Bezirk Dresden within the German Democratic Republic
|Country||German Democratic Republic|
|Subdivisions||15 Kreise and 2 Stadtkreise|
|• Total||6,738 km2 (2,602 sq mi)|
|• Density||260/km2 (680/sq mi)|
|Vehicle registration||R, Y|
The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Saxony.
The Bezirk Dresden, mainly correspondent to the area of the actual Direktionsbezirk Dresden and the easternmost one of DDR, bordered with the Bezirke of Cottbus, Leipzig and Karl-Marx-Stadt. It bordered also with Czechoslovakia and Poland.
The Bezirk was divided into 17 Kreise: 2 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 15 rural districts (Landkreise):
- Urban districts : Dresden; Görlitz.
- Rural districts : Bautzen; Bischofswerda; Dippoldiswalde; Dresden-Land; Freital; Görlitz; Großenhain; Kamenz; Löbau; Meißen; Niesky; Pirna; Riesa; Sebnitz; Zittau.
- "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989
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