|Stadtteil of Dresden|
Overview of Gorbitz, January 2012
|• Total||2.83 km2 (1.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,000/km2 (18,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Gorbitz is a plateau with considerable altitude 213–130 m above sea level. In the west it is bordered by unincorporated Altfranken and Gompitz, north of Omsewitz, Leutewitz and Cotta. In the east it borders districts of Wölfnitz, Naußlitz and Löbtau, and south of the district Roßthal.
The site of Altgorbitz is characterized by narrow streets with old buildings and is one of the historic village centers in Dresden. From the development area is separated by the Gorbitz Kesselsdorfer road and is therefore south of the large settlement.
Old Gorbitz arose from a Sorbian settlement. The village stretches along the valley of the "Gorbitz Bach", which later culminated in the White Cotta Ritz. It was divided into Upper and Lower Gorbitz up for annexation to Dresden in 1921 formed two communities. Since the membership of Dresden is only spoken of (old) Gorbitz.
Upper Gorbitz contributes to the present the typical shape of a circular compact, while Lower Gorbitz distributed around the Old Gorbitz mentioned place, but resembles more of a road through the valley village.
Gorbitz runs through the four-lane highway in part 173, which was recently expanded to the feeder road. It connects the southwestern part of the city with the motorway junction "Gorbitz" at the 17th Highway.
Gorbitz is the location of the largest of the Dresden tram depot. Scheduled traffic Gorbitz is accessed regularly for three tram lines (2 Kleinzschachwitz - Gorbitz, 6 Gorbitz - Niedersedlitz, 7 Weixdorf – Pennrich), serving eight stops.
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