Erzgebirgskreis


Erzgebirgskreis

Infobox German district
name=Erzgebirgskreis
state=Saxony
capital=Annaberg-Buchholz
regierungsbezirk=Chemnitz
area=1,827
population=382,571
population_as_of=2007
density=209
carsign=ERZ
url=http://www.erzgebirgskreis.de


Erzgebirgskreis is a district ("Kreis") in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is named after the Erzgebirge ("Ore Mountains"), a mountain range in the southern part of the district. It borders (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Vogtlandkreis and Zwickau, the urban district Chemnitz, the district Mittelsachsen and the Czech Republic.

History

The district was established by merging the former districts of Annaberg, Aue-Schwarzenberg, Stollberg and Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis as part of the district reform of August 2008.

Geography

The district contains the western part of the Erzgebirge, which also forms the border with the Czech Republic. Several rivers that rise in the Erzgebirge flow through the district, including Zwickauer Mulde and Zschopau.

Towns and municipalities

External links

* [http://www.erzgebirgskreis.de Official website] (German)


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