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Karl-Marx-Stadt (Bezirk)

Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt

Location of Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt within the German Democratic Republic

Coordinates: 50°45′N 12°45′E / 50.750°N 12.750°E / 50.750; 12.750

Country German Democratic Republic
Subdivisions 21 Kreise and 5 Stadtkreise
Formed 1952
Dissolved 1990
Seat Karl-Marx-Stadt
 • Total 6,009 km2 (2,320 sq mi)
Population (1989)[1]
 • Total 1,859,500
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Vehicle registration T, X

The Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, also known as Bezirk Chemnitz, was a district (Bezirk) of East Germany. The administrative seat and the main town was Karl-Marx-Stadt, renamed Chemnitz after the reunification of Germany.


The district (named, with the city, after Karl Marx) 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 Karl-Marx-Stadt, correspondent to the area of the actual Direktionsbezirk Chemnitz and the southernmost one of DDR, bordered with the Bezirke of Gera, Leipzig and Dresden. It bordered also with Czechoslovakia and West German Upper Franconia.


The Bezirk was divided into 26 Kreise: 5 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 21 rural districts (Landkreise):

  • Urban districts : Johanngeorgenstadt; Karl-Marx-Stadt; Plauen; Schneeberg; Zwickau.
  • Rural districts : Annaberg; Aue; Auerbach; Brand-Erbisdorf; Flöha; Freiberg; Glauchau; Hainichen; Hohenstein-Ernstthal; Karl-Marx-Stadt-Land; Klingenthal; Marienberg; Oelsnitz; Plauen-Land; Reichenbach; Rochlitz; Schwarzenberg; Stollberg; Werdau; Zschopau; Zwickau-Land.


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