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Riesa Rathaus.JPG
Coat of arms of Riesa
Riesa is located in Germany
Coordinates 51°18′29″N 13°17′38″E / 51.30806°N 13.29389°E / 51.30806; 13.29389
Country Germany
State Saxony
Admin. region Dresden
District Meißen Rural District
Town subdivisions 16
Mayor Gerti Töpfer
Basic statistics
Area 58.70 km2 (22.66 sq mi)
Elevation 109 m  (358 ft)
Population 34,324  (31 December 2009)
 - Density 585 /km2 (1,514 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate RG
Postal codes 01587, 01589, 01591, 01594
Area code 03525

Riesa is a town in the district of Meißen in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is located at the river Elbe, about 40 km northwest of the Saxnony capital Dresden.