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Freiberg (district)

Adm. Region:Chemnitz
Area:914 km²
Inhabitants:151,600 (2001)
pop. density:166 inh./km²
Car identification:FG

Freiberg is a district in Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the district of Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis, the city of Chemnitz, the districts of Mittweida, Meißen and Weißeritzkreis, and by the Czech Republic.

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


The district was established in 1994 by merging the former districts of Freiberg, Brand-Erbisdorf and Flöha.


The district is located on the northern slopes of the Ore Mountains. The largest river of the region is the Freiberger Mulde, which rises on Czech territory and from there runs northwards.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the lion is the heraldic animal of Saxony
  • the tools symbolise the mining tradition in the Ore Mountains

Towns and municipalities

  1. Augustusburg
  2. Brand-Erbisdorf
  3. Flöha
  4. Frauenstein
  5. Freiberg
  6. Oederan
  7. Sayda
  8. Siebenlehn
  1. Bobritzsch
  2. Dorfchemnitz
  3. Eppendorf
  4. Falkenau
  5. Frankenstein
  6. Gahlenz
  7. Großhartmannsdorf
  8. Großschirma
  9. Halsbrücke
  1. Hilbersdorf
  2. Leubsdorf
  3. Lichtenberg
  4. Mulda
  5. Neuhausen
  6. Niederschöna
  7. Niederwiesa
  8. Oberschöna
  9. Rechenberg-Bienenmühle
  10. Reinsberg
  11. Weißenborn

External links

Official website (German)