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|The Free State of Saxony|
Swobodny Stata Sakska
|State of Germany|
|• Minister President||Stanislaw Tillich (CDU)|
|• Governing parties||CDU / FDP|
|• Total||18,415 km2 (7,110 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2008)|
|• Density||227.679/km2 (589.685/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska), is one of 16 states of Germany. It is in the southeast, north of Czech Republic. To the east of Saxony is Poland. The biggest city is Leipzig. The capital is called Dresden. It was founded in 1990.
Saxony is the border of Germany to the two countries Poland and Czech Republic. In the north of Saxony is Brandenburg, another German state. Saxony's west border is to Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and Bavaria. A big part of the border to the Czech Republic are the Ore Mountains in the south of Saxony.
Cities and towns
(The car licence plate of the areas are in brackets)
Saxony has three urban districts which do not belong to the rural districts.
The first Free State of Saxony was founded in 1918, after the first World War. After the second World War, in 1945, the "country of Saxony" was founded. Later the Country was divided into 3 administrative divisions of the German Democratic Republic, and thus robbed of its sovereignty.
In 1990 the Free State of Saxony was officially re-founded as a part of Germany.
The number of people in Saxony since 1905:
- Official governmental portal (german)
- Nature of Saxony (german)
- Facts about Saxony (Statistisches Landesamt) (german)
- Saxony at the Open Directory Project
- Christmas time in Saxony
- some facts about Saxony