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Dresden (Bezirk)

Bezirk Dresden

Location of Bezirk Dresden within the German Democratic Republic

Coordinates: 51°10′N 14°10′E / 51.167°N 14.167°E / 51.167; 14.167Coordinates: 51°10′N 14°10′E / 51.167°N 14.167°E / 51.167; 14.167

Country German Democratic Republic
Subdivisions 15 Kreise and 2 Stadtkreise
Formed 1952
Dissolved 1990
Seat Dresden
 • Total 6,738 km2 (2,602 sq mi)
Population (1989)[1]
 • Total 1,757,400
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Vehicle registration R, Y

The Bezirk Dresden was a district (Bezirk) of East Germany. The administrative seat and the main town was Dresden.


The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Saxony.



The Bezirk Dresden, mainly correspondent to the area of the actual Direktionsbezirk Dresden and the easternmost one of DDR, bordered with the Bezirke of Cottbus, Leipzig and Karl-Marx-Stadt. It bordered also with Czechoslovakia and Poland.


The Bezirk was divided into 17 Kreise: 2 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 15 rural districts (Landkreise):

  • Urban districts : Dresden; Görlitz.
  • Rural districts : Bautzen; Bischofswerda; Dippoldiswalde; Dresden-Land; Freital; Görlitz; Großenhain; Kamenz; Löbau; Meißen; Niesky; Pirna; Riesa; Sebnitz; Zittau.

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sv:Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt
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