Dresden (region)

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.

Dresden

Direktionsbezirk Dresden
Map of Saxony highlighting the former Direktionsbezirk of Dresden
Map of Saxony highlighting the former Direktionsbezirk of Dresden
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
Disestablished1 March 2012
Region seatDresden
Area
 • Total7,931 km2 (3,062 sq mi)
Population
 (31 Dec. 2010)
 • Total1,626,870
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Websitewww.rp-dresden.de
The Regierungsbezirk Dresden before August 2008

It was disbanded in March 2012.

HistoryEdit

The Direktionsbezirk Dresden came into existence on 1 August 2008, and succeeded the Dresden Government Region.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Kreise
(districts)
Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Bautzen
  2. Görlitz
  3. Meißen
  4. Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
  1. Dresden

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Coordinates: 51°10′N 14°00′E / 51.17°N 14.0°E / 51.17; 14.0