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Mittweida (district)

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Adm. Region:Chemnitz
Area:773.18 km²
Inhabitants:136,684 (2001)
pop. density:177 inh./km²
Car identification:MW

Mittweida is a district in Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts Muldentalkreis, Döbeln, Freiberg, the district-free city Chemnitz and the district Chemnitzer Land, the district Altenburger Land in Thuringia and the district Leipziger Land.

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


In 1994 the district was created, when the previous districts Hainichen, Rochlitz and part the district Chemnitz were merged.


The district is located in the foothills of the Ore Mountains, only the area in the northwest around Rochlitz belongs to the lowlands around Leipzig (Leipziger Tieflandsbucht). In this area is also the lowest elevation with 144 m above sea level; the highest elevation is in Hausdorf (part of Frankenberg) with 488 m. The three main rivers in the district are the Zwickauer Mulde, Chemnitz and Zschopau river.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show the lion of Meißen in the topright corner, as most of the district area belonged to Meißen historically. The three blue bars symbolize the three main rivers of the district: Zwickauer Mulde, Chemnitz and Zschopau river.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Burgstädt¹
  2. Frankenberg
  3. Geringswalde
  4. Hainichen
  5. Lunzenau
  6. Mittweida¹
  7. Penig
  8. Rochlitz
¹ Administrated in a
  1. Burgstädt
  2. Mittweida
  3. Striegistal
    free Municipalities
  1. Claußnitz
  2. Erlau
  3. Hartmannsdorf
  4. Königsfeld
  5. Königshain-Wiederau
  6. Kriebstein
  7. Lichtenau
  8. Rossau
  9. Seelitz
  10. Wechselburg
  11. Zettlitz

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