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Vogtlandkreis
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State: Saxony
Capital: Dresden
Adm. region: Chemnitz
Area: 1,309.8 km²
Inhabitants: 202,685 (2001)
pop. density: 155 inh./km²
Car identification: V
Homepage: http://www.vogtlandkreis.de
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The Vogtlandkreis is a Kreis (district) in the south-west of Saxony, Germany, at the borders to Thuringia, Bavaria, and the Czech Republic. Neighboring districts are (from south clockwise) Hof, Saale-Orla, Greiz, Zwickauer Land, Aue-Schwarzenberg. The district-free city of Plauen is located in the center of the district. Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (transliterated as Laender in English, singular Land). ... The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska) is at a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... From left to right: Brühls Terrace; the Hofkirche and the castle; the Semper Opera House. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an administrative region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... Chemnitz is one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Saxony, Germany, located in the south-west of the state. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Image File history File links Saxony_v. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska) is at a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... The Free State of Thuringia (German Freistaat Thüringen) lies in central Germany and is among the smaller of the countrys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states), with an area of 16,200 sq. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Hof is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Saale-Orla is a Kreis (district) in the east of Thuringia, Germany. ... Greiz is a Kreis (district) in the east of Thuringia, Germany. ... Zwickauer Land is a Kreis (district) in the south-west of Saxony, Germany. ... Aue_Schwarzenberg is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... Plauen, old townhall Plauen is a city in Saxony, east-central Germany, located at 50°29′N 12°07′O. The city is situated near the border of Bavaria and the Czech Republic. ...

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History

The Vogtland became part of the Holy Roman Empire in the 12th century by king Conrad III. In 1209 the minister dynasty administrating the area split into three lines, Weida, Greiz and Gera-Plauen. When the central power over the area decreased these leaders, called in Latin advocatus or in German Vögte could rise from administrators to actual county leaders. 1354-1357 the Vogtland war ended these leadership and the area changed ownership to Bohemia. This page is about the Germanic empire. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Conrad III (1093-1152), the first German king of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was the son of Frederick I, Duke of Swabia. ... Events Albigensian Crusade against Cathars (1209-1218) the Franciscans are founded. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Events End of reign of John VI Cantacuzenus, as Byzantine emperor. ... [[ == == ===Events= July 9 - Charles Bridge in Prague was founded == == ==]] Births Vincent Ferrer April 11 - King John I of Portugal Deaths May 28 - King Afonso IV of Portugal Categories: 1357 ... Bohemia. ...


In 1546 Henry IV from Plauen got the area from the Bohemian king and later emperor Ferdinand I. His children did not only inherit the land, but also very high debt, so to pay these 1563 the area was bought by Saxony from Henry VI, and when in 1569 Henry VI finally ceased to claim ownership the new leadership created the first Vogtland district (Voigtländischen Creiß). // Events Spanish conquest of Yucatan Peace between England and France Foundation of Trinity College, Cambridge by Henry VIII of England Katharina von Bora flees to Magdeburg Science Architecture Michelangelo Buonarroti is made chief architect of St. ... Ferdinand I Habsburg Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (March 10, 1503 – July 25, 1564) was one of the Habsburg emperors that at various periods during his life ruled over Austria, Germany, Bohemia and Hungary. ... Events February 1 - Sarsa Dengel succeeds his father Menas as Emperor of Ethiopia February 18 - The Duke of Guise is assassinated while besieging Orléans March - Peace of Amboise. ... The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska) is at a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... Events January 11 - First recorded lottery in England. ...


1657-1718 Saxony was split into parts, the Vogtland belonged to Saxony-Zeitz. In 1835 the new constitutional monarchy changed the administration and abolished the old district, and instead the Amtshauptmannschaft Plauen was created, and in 1867 those of Auerbach and Oelsnitz. 1907 the city of Plauen left the district and became district-free city. Events January 8 - Miles Sindercombe, would-be-assassin of Oliver Cromwell, and his group are captured in London February - Admiral Robert Blake defeats the Spanish West Indian Fleet in a battle over the seizure of Jamaica. ... // Events July 21 - Treaty of Passarowitz signed November 22 - Off the coast of Virginia, English pirate Edward Teach (best known as Blackbeard) is killed in battle when a British boarding party cornered and then shot and stabbed him more than 25 times. ... The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska) is at a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchical government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state. ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Plauen, old townhall Plauen is a city in Saxony, east-central Germany, located at 50°29′N 12°07′O. The city is situated near the border of Bavaria and the Czech Republic. ...


1952 the East German government with the big administrative reform renamed them to Kreise (districts), and created the new districts Klingenthal and Reichenbach by decreasing the size of the previous ones. After the German Reunification the changes of the 1952 reform were mostly undone, and in 1996 the 5 districts were merged to form the Vogtlandkreis. 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... National motto: none Official languages German Capital East Berlin Largest city East Berlin Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 106th 108,333 km² Negligible Creation -Abolition 7 October 1949 3 October 1990 Currency East German mark Time zone  â€“ in summer CET (UTC+1) CEST (UTC+2) National anthem Auferstanden aus Ruinen Internet... The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, in... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Geography

The Vogtlandkreis is named after the geographic area it covers, the Vogtland. Located in the Ore Mountains it contains a lot of forests. The main river is the Weiße Elster. In the 19th century the Erzgebirge mountains were a centre for lace making. ...


Misc

The first German cosmonaut, Sigmund Jähn was born in the Vogtland. His hometown, the small municipality Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz (in the Verwaltungsverband Waldgebiet Vogtland) in the south-west of the district houses a small space exhibition. U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit (MMU) outside the Challenger in 1984. ... Sigmund Werner Paul Jähn (born February 13, 1937) was the first German cosmonaut. ... An Amt (plural Ämter) is an administrative unit, which is unique to the German Bundesländer (federal states) of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg. ...


Coat of arms

Coat of arms The lion on the left side of the coat of arms is traditional symbol of the Vögte of Weida, Gera and Plauen, which was confirmed in 1294. The eagle on the right side stands for the Holy Roman Empire, as the Vogtland belonged to the Empire directly.

Image File history File links De_vogtland_coat. ... For broader historical context, see 1290s and 13th century. ... This page is about the Germanic empire. ...

Towns and municipalities

Cities Verwaltungsgemeinschaften Verwaltungsverbände
  1. Adorf
  2. Auerbach
  3. Bad Elster
  4. Elsterberg
  5. Lengenfeld
  6. Mylau
  7. Rodewisch
  1. Netzschkau¹
  2. Falkenstein¹
  3. Klingenthal¹
  4. Markneukirchen¹
  5. Oelsnitz¹
  6. Pausa¹
  7. Reichenbach¹
  8. Schöneck¹
  9. Treuen¹
  10. Weischlitz
  1. Rosenbach
  2. Waldgebiet Vogtland
  3. Jägerswald
¹ Has city-rights, but is administrated together with the surrounding Verwaltungsgemeinschaft

An Amt (plural Ämter) is an administrative unit, which is unique to the German Bundesländer (federal states) of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg. ... An Amt (plural Ämter) is an administrative unit, which is unique to the German Bundesländer (federal states) of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg. ... Adorf is a city in the Vogtlandkreis in the south-west of Saxony, Germany. ... Auerbach is a place in the Vogtlandkreis, Saxony, Germany. ... Falkenstein is the name of several communes in Germany and Austria Falkenstein, Bavaria, district Cham Falkenstein, Saxony, Vogtlandkreis Falkenstein, Saxony-Anhalt, district Aschersleben-Staßfurt Falkenstein, Lower Austria Also several castles were named Falkenstein, most notably Castle Falkenstein, planned to be the fourth castle of Ludwig II of Bavaria Other meanings... Oelsnitz was a 1911 town of Prussion Saxony, Germany. ... See Pausha for the Hindu month Pausa (Latin for break) in linguistics refers to the end of an utterance. ... There are communes and places that have the name Reichenbach: In Lower Austria, Austria Reichenbach (Litschau) , a part of Litschau, Reichenbach (Rappottenstein) , a part of Rappottenstein, in Germany Reichenbach (Oberlausitz) , in the Niederschlesischer Oberlausitzkreis district, Saxony Reichenbach (Vogtland), in the Vogtlandkreis district, Saxony Reichenbach-Steegen (pop: 1,496 2004, area...

External links

  • Official website (German, Czech)


Flag of Saxony
Cities and rural districts in the
Federal State of Saxony in Germany

Cities Image File history File links De-sn-serviceflag. ... The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska) is at a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ...

Chemnitz | Dresden | Görlitz | Hoyerswerda | Leipzig | Plauen | Zwickau Chemnitz (Sorbian/Lusatian Kamjenica, formerly called Karl-Marx-Stadt) is a city in Saxony, Germany. ... From left to right: Brühls Terrace; the Hofkirche and the castle; the Semper Opera House. ... Görlitz ( pronunciation, Lusatian: Zhorjelc, Czech ZhoÅ™elec) is a town in Germany on the river Neiße, in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony, opposite the Polish town of Zgorzelec, with which it was united until 1945. ... Hoyerswerda (Upper Sorbian Wojerecy, Lower Sorbian Wórjejce, Czech HojeÅ™ice; population 50,203) is a town in the German Bundesland of Saxony. ... (help· info) [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the Federal State (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... Plauen, old townhall Plauen is a city in Saxony, east-central Germany, located at 50°29′N 12°07′O. The city is situated near the border of Bavaria and the Czech Republic. ... Zwickau is a city of Germany, in the Bundesland Saxony (Sachsen), situated in a valley at the foot of the Erzgebirge, on the left bank of the Zwickauer Mulde, 130 km (82 miles) southwest of Dresden, south of Leipzig and south west of Chemnitz. ...

Rural
districts

Annaberg | Aue-Schwarzenberg | Bautzen | Chemnitzer Land | Delitzsch | Döbeln | Freiberg | Kamenz | Leipziger Land
Löbau-Zittau | Meißen | Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis | Mittweida | Muldentalkreis | Niederschlesischer Oberlausitzkreis
Riesa-Großenhain | Sächsische Schweiz | Stollberg | Torgau-Oschatz | Vogtlandkreis | Weißeritzkreis | Zwickauer Land Annaberg is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... Aue_Schwarzenberg is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... Bautzen is a district in Saxony in Germany including the former district of Bischofswerda. ... Chemnitzer Land is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... Delitzsch is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... Döbeln is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... Freiberg is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... Kamenz (Lusatian: Kamjenc) is a Kreis (district) in the north-east of Saxony, Germany. ... Leipziger Land is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... Löbau-Zittau is a Kreis (district) in the east of Saxony, Germany. ... Meißen is a district (Kreis) in Saxony, Germany. ... The Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... Mittweida is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... The Muldentalkreis is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... The Niederschlesischer Oberlausitzkreis (German for district of Lower Silesian Upper Lusatia) is the eastermost Kreis (district) of Saxony and Germany. ... Riesa-Großenhain is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... This article is about the district. ... Stollberg is a district in Saxony, Germany. ... Torgau-Oschatz is a district (Kreis) in Saxony, Germany. ... The Weißeritzkreis is a district (Kreis) in the south of Saxony, Germany. ... Zwickauer Land is a Kreis (district) in the south-west of Saxony, Germany. ...


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Vogtlandkreis (407 words)
The Vogtlandkreis is a Kreis (district) in the south-west of Saxony, Germany, at the borders to Thuringia, Bavaria and the Czech Republic..
After the German Reunification the changes of the 1952 reform were mostly undone, and in 1996 the 5 districts were merged to form the Vogtlandkreis.
The Vogtlandkreis is named after the geographic area it covers, the Vogtland.
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