Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt

The Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, also known as Bezirk Chemnitz, was a district (Bezirk) of East Germany. The district would last from 1952 up to the Reunification of Germany in 1990. The administrative seat and the main town was Karl-Marx-Stadt, renamed back to Chemnitz during the reunification of Germany.

Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt
Former subdivision of East Germany
Coat of arms of Bezirk Karl-Marx=Stadt
Coat of arms
District of Karl-Marx-Stadt in German Democratic Republic.svg
Location of Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt within the German Democratic Republic
CapitalKarl-Marx-Stadt
Area
 • Coordinates50°45′N 12°45′E / 50.750°N 12.750°E / 50.750; 12.750
Population 
• 
1,859,500 [1]
History
Historical eraCold War
• Established
1952
• Disestablished
1990
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Gau Saxony
Saxony
Today part ofGermany

HistoryEdit

The Chemnitz District (renamed, with the city, after Karl Marx on 10 May 1953) was established, with the other 13, on 25 July 1952, substituting the old German states. After 3 October 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, its territory becoming again part of the state of Saxony.

GeographyEdit

PositionEdit

The Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, corresponded to the area of the actual Direktionsbezirk Chemnitz and the southernmost one of DDR, bordered with the Bezirke of Gera, Leipzig and Dresden. It bordered also with Czechoslovakia and West German Upper Franconia.

SubdivisionEdit

The Bezirk was divided into 26 Kreise: 5 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 21 rural districts (Landkreise):

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989

External linksEdit

  Media related to Karl-Marx-Stadt District (GDR) at Wikimedia Commons