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Chemnitzer Land

Adm. Region:Chemnitz
Area:336 km²
Inhabitants:139,800 (2001)
pop. density:417 inh./km²
Car identification:GC

Chemnitzer Land is a district in Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the district of Mittweida, the city of Chemnitz, the districts of Stollberg and Zwickauer Land and the state of Thuringia (district Altenburger Land).

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links


The history of the region is largely influenced by the neighbouring cities of Chemnitz and Zwickau. In medieval times the town of Glauchau, today the capital of the district, was the centre of the county of Schönburg-Glauchau. The East German government attempted to turn the region in a huge industrial complex, which is the reason for the dense population.

The district was established in 1994 by merging the former districts of Glauchau and Hohenstein-Ernstthal.


Once a densely forested region, Chemnitzer Land now is a highly urbanised region with few green areas left. The Zwickauer Mulde river runs through the northernmost part of the district.

Coat of arms

The lion is the heraldic lion of Saxony. The red and white pattern is taken from the arms of the counts of Schönburg-Glauchau.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Glauchau
  2. Hohenstein-Ernstthal
  3. Lichtenstein
  4. Limbach-Oberfrohna
  5. Meerane
  6. Oberlungwitz
  7. Waldenburg
  1. Bernsdorf
  2. Callenberg
  3. Gersdorf
  4. Niederfrohna
  5. Oberwiera
  6. Remse
  7. Sankt Egidien
  8. Schönberg

External links

Official website (German)