Annaberg Rural District

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Annaberg
District
Coordinates: 50°34′48″N 13°00′00″E / 50.58°N 13°E / 50.58; 13Coordinates: 50°34′48″N 13°00′00″E / 50.58°N 13°E / 50.58; 13
Country  Germany
State Saxony
Adm. region Regierungsbezirk Chemnitz
Capital Annaberg-Buchholz
Area
 • Total 438 km2 (169 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 86,800
 • Density 198.2/km2 (513.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration ANA

Annaberg is a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

History[change | edit source]

The district of Annaberg was established in 1874. The capital city was formed in 1945 when the towns of Annaberg and Buchholz were joined to form Annaberg-Buchholz.

Coat of arms[change | edit source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • Top left: the arms of the counts of Schönburg-Waldenburg
  • Middle left: the arms of the counts of Werben
  • Bottom left: the arms of the counts of Wolkenstein; this family as well as the two above-mentioned lines all had possessions in this part of the Ore Mountains during the late Middle Ages
  • Right: the lion was the heraldic animal of the margravate of Meissen, the predecessor state of Saxony; in these arms the lion holds the mining tools in its fore-paw, symbolising the mining tradition of the Ore Mountains

Towns and municipalities[change | edit source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Annaberg-Buchholz
  2. Ehrenfriedersdorf
  3. Elterlein
  4. Geyer
  5. Jöhstadt
  6. Oberwiesenthal
  7. Scheibenberg
  8. Schlettau
  9. Thum
  1. Bärenstein
  2. Crottendorf
  3. Gelenau
  4. Königswalde
  5. Mildenau
  6. Sehmatal
  7. Tannenberg
  8. Thermalbad Wiesenbad

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