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 which forms part of the Germany–Czech Republic border. It borders (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Vogtlandkreis and Zwickau, the urban district Chemnitz, the district Mittelsachsen and the Czech Republic.

Erzgebirgskreis
Flag of Erzgebirgskreis
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Coat of arms of Erzgebirgskreis
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CountryGermany
StateSaxony
Founded2008
CapitalAnnaberg-Buchholz
Government
 • District admin.Frank Vogel (CDU)
Area
 • Total1,828.35 km2 (705.93 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total337,696
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationERZ, ANA, ASZ, AU, MAB, MEK, STL, SZB, ZP
Websitewww.erzgebirgskreis.de

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.

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