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Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis
District
Coordinates: 50°39′N 13°14′E / 50.65°N 13.23°E / 50.65; 13.23Coordinates: 50°39′N 13°14′E / 50.65°N 13.23°E / 50.65; 13.23
Country  Germany
State Saxony
Adm. region Chemnitz
Capital Marienberg
Area
 • Total 595.36 km2 (229.87 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 93,483
 • Density 157.0193/km2 (406.678/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration MEK

The Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis is a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

History

The district was formed in 1994 by joining the two previous districts Marienberg and Zschopau.

Geography

The district is located in the Erzgebirge mountains. The highest point is the 891 m (2,923 ft) high Hirtstein. The lowest point, 305 m (1,001 ft), is in Witzschdorf. 40% of the district is covered by forests.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows three symbols of the typical industries of the district. To the left is a wheel, for the many water mills which were in the district. It also symbolizes the more modern industries. The tree to the left stands for the many forests and the timber industry. The hammers in the bottom are a mining symbol, as the district was a centre of ore mining.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Lengefeld
  2. Marienberg
  3. Olbernhau
  4. Wolkenstein
  5. Zöblitz
  6. Zschopau
  1. Amtsberg
  2. Börnichen
  3. Borstendorf
  4. Deutschneudorf
  5. Drebach
  6. Gornau
  7. Großolbersdorf
  8. Großrückerswalde
  1. Grünhainichen
  2. Heidersdorf
  3. Pfaffroda
  4. Pobershau
  5. Pockau
  6. Seiffen
  7. Venusberg
  8. Waldkirchen

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