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Chemnitzer Land
District
Coordinates: 50°50′N 12°53′E / 50.833°N 12.883°E / 50.833; 12.883Coordinates: 50°50′N 12°53′E / 50.833°N 12.883°E / 50.833; 12.883
Country  Germany
State Saxony
Adm. region Chemnitz
Capital Glauchau
Area
 • Total 336 km2 (130 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 139,800
 • Density 416.1/km2 (1,077.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration GC

Chemnitzer Land is a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

The district has a very big population because the East German government tried to make the area very industrial.

The district was created in 1994 by joining the old districts of Glauchau and Hohenstein-Ernstthal. In 2008, part of city of Zwickau will become part of the district. The rest of the city will become part of Zwickauer Land.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The lion is the heraldic lion of Saxony. The red and white pattern is taken from the arms of the counts of Schönburg-Glauchau.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Glauchau
  2. Hohenstein-Ernstthal
  3. Lichtenstein, Saxony
  4. Limbach-Oberfrohna
  5. Meerane
  6. Oberlungwitz
  7. Waldenburg
  1. Bernsdorf
  2. Callenberg
  3. Gersdorf
  4. Niederfrohna
  5. Oberwiera
  6. Remse
  7. Sankt Egidien
  8. Schönberg

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