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Encyclopedia > Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis
Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis
State: Saxony
Capital: Marienberg
Adm. Region: Chemnitz
Area: 595.36 km²
Inhabitants: 93,483 (2001)
pop. density: 157 inh./km²
Car identification: MEK
Homepage: http://www.erzgebirge-mek.de
Map of Saxony highlighting the district Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis

The Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis is a district in Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Annaberg, Stollberg, the district-free city Chemnitz, and the district Freiberg. To the south it borders the Czech Republic (the Karlovy Vary Region).



The district was formed in 1994 by merging the two previous districts Marienberg and Zschopau.


The district is located in the Ore Mountains (German Erzgebirge). The highest elevation is the 891 m high Hirtstein, the lowest elevation with 305 m is located in Witzschdorf. 40% of the area is covered by forests.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows three symbols of the typical industries of the district. To the left is a wheel, symbolizing the water mills which were abundant in the district, it also symbolizes the more modern industries. The tree to the left stands for the many forests and the timber industry, the hammers in the bottom are a mining symbol, as the district was a center of ore mining.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften free municipalities
  1. Lengefeld
  2. Marienberg¹
  3. Olbernhau
  4. Wolkenstein
  5. Zöblitz
  6. Zschopau¹

¹ Administrated in a

  1. Grüner Grund
  2. Wildenstein
  3. Seiffen-Deutschneudorf-Heidersdorf
  4. Marienberg-Pobershau
  5. Zschopau-Gornau
  1. Amtsberg
  2. Borstendorf
  3. Großolbersdorf
  4. Großrückerswalde
  5. Pfaffroda
  6. Pockau (Flöhatal)

External links

  • Official website (http://www.erzgebirge-mek.de) (German)
  • Touristical website (http://www.mittleres-erzgebirge.de) (German)

Rural and urban districts in Saxony

Annaberg | Aue-Schwarzenberg | Bautzen | Chemnitz (city) | Chemnitzer Land | Delitzsch | Döbeln | Dresden | Freiberg | Görlitz | Hoyerswerda | Kamenz | Leipzig (city) | Leipziger Land | Löbau-Zittau | Meißen | Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis | Mittweida | Muldentalkreis | Niederschlesischer Oberlausitzkreis | Plauen | Riesa-Großenhain | Sächsische Schweiz | Stollberg | Torgau-Oschatz | Vogtlandkreis | Weißeritzkreis | Zwickau (city) | Zwickauer Land

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