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Dresden (German pronunciation: [ˈdʁeːsdᵊn]) (German: Dresden, Czech: Drážďany, Upper Sorbian: Drježdźany, Pols: Drezno) is the caipital ceety[1] o the Free State o Saxony in Germany. It is situatit in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The Dresden conurbation is pairt o the Saxon Triangle metropolitan aurie.[2]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Removal o UNESCO Warld Heritage status[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dresden Elbe Valley that obtained UNESCO Warld Heritage status in 2004 wis placed on the leet o endangered Warld Heritage sites in 2007. In 2009, Dresden haed its status as UNESCO Warld Heritage formally removed for the destruction o warld heritage through the biggin a controversial hieway brig athort the site.

Twin touns – Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Alang wi its twin ceety Coventry, Dresden wis ane o the first twa ceeties tae twin wi a foreign ceety. Similar seembolism occurred in 1988, when Dresden twinned wi the Dutch ceety o Rotterdam. The cities became twins efter Warld War II in an act o reconciliation, as they haed suffered incisive destructions frae bombins. The Coventry Blitz an Rotterdam Blitz bombardments o the German Luftwaffe are an aa considered tae be disproportional. Dresden haes haed a triangular pairtnership wi Saunt Petersburg an Hamburg syne 1987. Dresden haes twal twin ceeties.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Designated by article 2 of the Saxon Constitution
  2. Region Sachsendreieck: Map of the Sachsendreieck (Saxon triangle)
  3. "Dresden – Partner Cities". © 2008 Landeshauptstadt Dresden. Retrieved 2008-12-29. [deid airtin]
  4. "Official portal of City of Skopje – Skopje Sister Cities". © 2006–2009 City of Skopje. Retrieved 2009-07-14.  Freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  5. Staff. "Hamburg und seine Städtepartnerschaften (Hamburg sister cities)". Hamburg's official website [1]. Retrieved 2008-08-05.  Freemit airtin in |publisher= (help) (German)

Coordinates: 51°02′N 13°44′E / 51.03°N 13.73°E / 51.03; 13.73