Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis


Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis
Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis
—  District  —
Country  Germany
State Saxony
Adm. region Chemnitz
Disbanded 2008-08-01
Capital Marienberg
Area
 - Total 595.36 km2 (229.9 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 - Total 93,483
 - Density 157/km2 (406.7/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration MEK
Website http://www.erzgebirge-mek.de

The Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis is a former district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It was bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Annaberg, Stollberg, the district-free city Chemnitz, and the district Freiberg. To the south it borders the Czech Republic (the Karlovy Vary Region).

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History

The district was formed in 1994 by merging the two previous districts Marienberg and Zschopau. On 1 August 2008 it was merged into the new district Erzgebirgskreis.

Geography

The district was located in the Ore Mountains (German Erzgebirge). The highest elevation is the 891 m high Hirtstein, the lowest elevation with 305 m is located in Witzschdorf. 40% of the area is covered by forests.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows three symbols of the typical industries of the district. To the left is a wheel, symbolizing the water mills which were abundant in the district, it also symbolizes the more modern industries. The tree to the left stands for the many forests and the timber industry, the hammers in the bottom are a mining symbol, as the district was a center of ore mining.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Lengefeld
  2. Marienberg
  3. Olbernhau
  4. Wolkenstein
  5. Zöblitz
  6. Zschopau
  1. Amtsberg
  2. Börnichen
  3. Borstendorf
  4. Deutschneudorf
  5. Drebach
  6. Gornau
  7. Großolbersdorf
  8. Großrückerswalde
  1. Grünhainichen
  2. Heidersdorf
  3. Pfaffroda
  4. Pobershau
  5. Pockau
  6. Seiffen
  7. Venusberg
  8. Waldkirchen

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