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This airticle is aboot the modren state o Saxony in present-day Germany. For ither uisses, see Saxony (disambiguation).

The Free State o Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen [ˈfʁaɪʃtaːt ˈzaksən]; Upper Sorbian: Swobodny stat Sakska) is a landlockit state o Germany, contingent wi Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringie, Bavarie, the Czech Republic an Poland. It is the tent-lairgest German state in aurie, wi (18,413 square kilometres (7,109 sq mi), an the saxt maist-populous (4.3 million) o Germany's saxteen states.

Free State o Saxony
Freistaat Sachsen (de)
Swobodny stat Sakska (wen) 
State o Germany
Banner o Free State o Saxony
Banner
Coat o airms o Free State o Saxony
Coat o airms
Deutschland Lage von Sachsen.svg
Coordinates: 51°1′37″N 13°21′32″E / 51.02694°N 13.35889°E / 51.02694; 13.35889
Kintra Germany
Caipital Dresden
Govrenment
 • Meenister-Preses (CDU)
 • Govrening pairties CDU / FDP
 • Bundesrat votes 4 (o 69)
Aurie
 • Tot 18,415.66 km2 (7,110.33 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Tot 4,084,851
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code DE-SN
GDP/ Nominal €86 billion (2005)[citation needit]
NUTS Region DED
Wabsteid sachsen.de

Locatit in the middle o an erstwhile German-speakin pairt o Europe, the history o the state o Saxony spans mair than a millennium. It haes been a medieval duchy, an electorate o the Holy Roman Empire, a kinrick an frae 1918 tae 1952, an then again frae 1990, a republic.

The aurie o the modren state o Saxony shoud no be ramfeeselt wi Auld Saxony, the aurie inhabitit bi Saxons. Auld Saxony corresponds approximately tae the modren German states o Lawer Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt an the Westphalie pairt o North Rhine-Westphalie.

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Sachsen is dividit intae three Direktionsbezirke — Chemnitz, Dresden, Leipzig — which are subdividit intae 10 destricts:

 
Map o 3 regions an 10 destricts in Saxony (Sachsen).

  1. Bautzen (BZ)
  2. Erzgebirgskreis (ERZ)
  3. Görlitz (GR)
  4. Leipzig (L)
  5. Meißen (MEI)(Meissen)
  6. Mittelsachsen (FG)
  7. Nordsachsen (TDO)
  8. Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge (PIR)
  9. Vogtlandkreis (V)
10. Zwickau (Z)

The Erzgebirgskreis destrict covers the Ore Muntains, an the Schweiz-Osterzgebirge destrict is Saxon Swisserland an the Eastren Ore Muntains.

In addition there are three urban destricts (German: kreisfreie Städte), which an aw hae destrict status:

  1. Chemnitz (C)
  2. Dresden (DD)
  3. Leipzig (L)

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2015] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2016. 
  2. "State population". Portal of the Federal Statistics Office Germany. Retrieved 2007-04-25. 

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