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

Zwickau
Coat of arms of Zwickau
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
CapitalZwickau
Area
 • Total949 km2 (366 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total317,531
 • Density330/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationZ, GC, HOT, WDA
Websitelandkreis-zwickau.de

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

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 municipalitiesEdit

Honorary CitizensEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Miller 2017, p. 341.

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit