Dresden is one of the three former Direktionsbezirke of the Free State of Saxony, Germany, located in the east of the state. It coincided with the Planungsregionen Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien and Oberes Elbtal/Osterzgebirge.
Map of Saxony highlighting the former Direktionsbezirk of Dresden
|Disestablished||1 March 2012|
|• Total||7,931 km2 (3,062 sq mi)|
(31 Dec. 2010)
|• Density||210/km2 (530/sq mi)|
It was disbanded in March 2012.
The Direktionsbezirk Dresden came into existence on 1 August 2008, and succeeded the Dresden Government Region.