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]

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 of airms o Dresden
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Dresden is located in Germany
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
DestrictUrban destrict
 • Laird MayorDirk Hilbert (FDP)
 • City328.8 km2 (127.0 sq mi)
 • City555,351
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)

Internaitional relations


Removal o UNESCO Warld Heritage status


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


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]


  1. "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2021" (XLS) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen. 2022.
  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. Archived frae the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  5. "Official portal of City of Skopje – Skopje Sister Cities". © 2006–2009 City of Skopje. Archived frae the original on 24 October 2013. Retrieved 14 Julie 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  6. Staff. "Hamburg und seine Städtepartnerschaften (Hamburg sister cities)". Hamburg's official website [1]. Retrieved 5 August 2008. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help) (in German)