Meissen (destrict)

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Meißen
Destrict
Kintra Banner o Germany Germany
State Saxony
Adm. region Dresden
Caipital Meißen
Area
 • Total 1,453 km2 (561 sq mi)
Population (31 Dizember 2011)[1]
 • Total 251,328
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration MEI
Website http://www.kreis-meissen.de

Meißen is a destrict (Kreis) in the Free State o Saxony, Germany. It is boondit bi (frae the north an clockwise) the state o Brandenburg, the destrict o Bautzen, the urban destrict Dresden, the destricts Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Mittelsachsen an Nordsachsen.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict dates back tae the Amt Meißen, which wis first mentioned in 1334. The district wis ruled bi the Wettin dynasty. The Margraves o Meißen creatit the admeenistrative diveesion (Amt) in the 13t century. In 1835 the Amt wis convertit intae an Amtshauptmannschaft, wi the aurie o the current destrict covered bi the Amtshauptmannschaften Meißen, Dresden an Großenhain. In 1939, these wur renamit Landkreise (destricts). In the admeenistrative reform o 1952, several municipalities wur transferred tae the destricts o Freiberg an Döbeln. In 1990, the auld destrict borders wur restored, an in 1996 pairts o the destrict Dresden-Land wur addit. In August 2008 the destrict o Riesa-Großenhain wis addit tae the destrict tae give it its current size.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main river o the destrict is the Elbe, which flows through the ceety o Meißen an aw.

Coat o airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat of arms The coat o airms show a lion, the seembol o the coonts o Meißen. The coat o airms wur grantit on 16 November 1992, an again efter the enlairgement o 1996 on 20 Februar 1997. It is identical tae that o Flanders.

Touns an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Touns Municipalities
  1. Coswig
  2. Gröditz
  3. Großenhain
  4. Lommatzsch
  5. Meißen
  6. Nossen
  7. Radebeul
  8. Radeburg
  9. Riesa
  10. Strehla
  1. Diera-Zehren
  2. Ebersbach
  3. Glaubitz
  4. Hirschstein
  5. Käbschütztal
  6. Ketzerbachtal
  7. Klipphausen
  8. Lampertswalde
  9. Leuben-Schleinitz
  10. Moritzburg
  11. Nauwalde
  1. Niederau
  2. Nünchritz
  3. Priestewitz
  4. Röderaue
  5. Schönfeld
  6. Stauchitz
  7. Tauscha
  8. Thiendorf
  9. Weinböhla
  10. Wülknitz
  11. Zeithain

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Landkreis Meißen at Wikimedie Commons

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