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Dresden
Clockwise: Dresden at nicht, Dresden Frauenkirche, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden Castle an Zwinger.
Clockwise: Dresden at nicht, Dresden Frauenkirche, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden Castle an Zwinger.
Coat o airms o Dresden
Coat of arms
Dresden  is located in Germany
Dresden
Dresden
Coordinates: 51°2′N 13°44′E / 51.033°N 13.733°E / 51.033; 13.733Coordinates: 51°2′N 13°44′E / 51.033°N 13.733°E / 51.033; 13.733
Kintra Germany
State Saxony
Destrict Urban district
Govrenment
 • Laird Mayor Dirk Hilbert (FDP)
Aurie
 • Ceety 328.8 km2 (127.0 sq mi)
Population (2011-12-31)[1]
 • Ceety 529,781
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
 • Urban 780,561
 • Metro 1,143,197
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)

Dresden (German pronunciation: [ˈdʁeːsdᵊn]) (German: Dresden, Czech: Drážďany, Upper Sorbian: Drježdźany, Pols: Drezno) is the caipital ceety[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen – Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). 19 June 2012. 
  2. Designated by article 2 of the Saxon Constitution
  3. Region Sachsendreieck: Map of the Sachsendreieck (Saxon triangle)
  4. "Dresden – Partner Cities". © 2008 Landeshauptstadt Dresden. Retrieved 2008-12-29. [deid airtin]
  5. "Official portal of City of Skopje – Skopje Sister Cities". © 2006–2009 City of Skopje. Retrieved 2009-07-14.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. Staff. "Hamburg und seine Städtepartnerschaften (Hamburg sister cities)". Hamburg's official website [1]. Retrieved 2008-08-05.  External link in |publisher= (help) (German)