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Sächsische Schweiz
District
Coordinates: 50°56′N 14°05′E / 50.94°N 14.09°E / 50.94; 14.09Coordinates: 50°56′N 14°05′E / 50.94°N 14.09°E / 50.94; 14.09
Country  Germany
State Saxony
Adm. region Dresden
Capital Pirna
Area
 • Total 887.88 km2 (342.81 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 147,180
 • Density 165.766/km2 (429.331/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration PIR

The Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland) is a rural district (Landkreis) in the south of the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It borders the Czech Republic. Vehicles registered in the district have PIR, for the city of Pirna. This is because the districts own abbreviation would be SS, and this is not used because it is the same as the Nazi SS, the Schutzstaffel

History

The district was created in 1994 when the two districts Sebnitz and Pirna were merged.

Geography

The district is named after the landscape - the Saxon Switzerland - as it is the most mountainous region of Saxony.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms symbolises the geograpy of the district. The two green areas stand for the forests in the two mountain areas, the white wavy line in the middle symbolizes the river Elbe. The coat of arms was created by Horst Torke of Pirna.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel
  2. Bad Schandau
  3. Dohna
  4. Heidenau
  5. Hohnstein
  6. Königstein
  7. Liebstadt
  8. Neustadt in Sachsen
  9. Pirna
  10. Sebnitz
  11. Stadt Wehlen
  12. Stolpen
  1. Bahretal
  2. Dohma
  3. Dürrröhrsdorf-Dittersbach
  4. Gohrisch
  5. Kirnitzschtal
  6. Lohmen
  7. Müglitztal
  8. Porschdorf
  9. Rathen
  10. Rathmannsdorf
  11. Reinhardtsdorf-Schöna
  12. Rosenthal-Bielatal
  13. Struppen

Other pages

Other websites

ro:Districtul Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge