Zwickau (district)

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Zwickau
Coat of arms of Zwickau
Coat of arms
Saxony Landkreis Zwickau 2008.png
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
CapitalZwickau
Area
 • Total949 km2 (366 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total319,988
 • Density340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationZ, GC, HOT, WDA
Websitelandkreis-zwickau.de

Zwickau (German: Landkreis Zwickau) is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

History[edit]

The district was established by merging the former districts Zwickauer Land, Chemnitzer Land and the urban district Zwickau as part of the district reform of August 2008.

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the northern foothills of the Erzgebirge, west of Chemnitz. The main rivers of the district are the Zwickauer Mulde and the Pleiße. It borders (from the west and clockwise) the state Thuringia, the district Mittelsachsen, the urban district Chemnitz, and the districts Erzgebirgskreis and Vogtlandkreis.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

Honourary Citizens[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.
  2. ^ Miller 2017, p. 341.

References[edit]

  • Miller, Michael (2017). Gauleiter Volume 2. California: R James Bender Publishing. ISBN 1-932970-32-0.

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Coordinates: 50°45′N 12°30′E / 50.75°N 12.5°E / 50.75; 12.5