Zwickau (district)

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Zwickau (district)
Country Germany
State Saxony
Capital Zwickau
Area
  Total949 km2 (366 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019) [1]
  Total315,002
  Density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registration Z, GC, HOT, WDA
Website landkreis-zwickau.de

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

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History

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.

Geography

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 municipalities

Towns

Municipalities

Disgraced Former Citizen

Notes

  1. "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2020.
  2. Miller 2017, p. 341.

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Coordinates: 50°45′N12°30′E / 50.75°N 12.5°E / 50.75; 12.5