Saxon Switzerland-East Ore Mountains (German: Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge; Czech: Saské Švýcarsko a východní Krušné hory; Upper Sorbian: Wokrjes Sakska Šwica-Wuchodne Rudne hory) is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is named after the mountain ranges Saxon Switzerland and Erzgebirge.
|• Total||1,654 km2 (639 sq mi)|
(31 December 2018)
|• Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||PIR, DW, FTL, SEB|
The district is located between Dresden and the Czech Republic. In the southwestern part of the district the easternmost part of the Erzgebirge ("Ore Mountains") is found, the southeastern part of the district is named Saxon Switzerland, which is part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The main river of the district is the Elbe. The district borders (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Mittelsachsen and Meißen, the urban district Dresden, the district of Bautzen, and the Czech Republic.
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