Vogtlandkreis Rural District

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Vogtlandkreis
District
Coordinates: 50°26′00″N 12°16′00″E / 50.4333°N 12.2667°E / 50.4333; 12.2667Coordinates: 50°26′00″N 12°16′00″E / 50.4333°N 12.2667°E / 50.4333; 12.2667
Country  Germany
State Saxony
Adm. region Chemnitz
Capital Plauen
Area
 • Total 1,309.85 km2 (505.74 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 186,059
 • Density 142.0460/km2 (367.8975/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration V

The Vogtlandkreis is a Landkreis (rural district) in the southwest of the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It borders Thuringia, Bavaria, and the Czech Republic. Plauen is the capital of the district.

Famous people[change | change source]

The first German cosmonaut, Sigmund Jähn was born in the Vogtland. His hometown, the small village Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz in the south-west of the district houses a small space exhibition.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

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.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Cities and Municipalities in the Vogtlandkreis
Cities Municipalities
  1. Adorf
  2. Auerbach
  3. Bad Elster
  4. Elsterberg
  5. Falkenstein
  6. Klingenthal
  7. Lengenfeld
  8. Markneukirchen
  9. Mühltroff
  10. Mylau
  11. Netzschkau
  12. Oelsnitz
  13. Pausa
  14. Plauen
  15. Reichenbach im Vogtland
  16. Rodewisch
  17. Schöneck
  18. Treuen
  1. Bad Brambach
  2. Bergen
  3. Bösenbrunn
  4. Eichigt
  5. Ellefeld
  6. Erlbach
  7. Grünbach
  8. Heinsdorfergrund
  9. Limbach
  10. Muldenhammer
  11. Mühlental
  12. Neuensalz
  13. Neumark
  14. Neustadt
  15. Pöhl
  1. Reuth
  2. Rosenbach
  3. Steinberg
  4. Theuma
  5. Tirpersdorf
  6. Triebel
  7. Weischlitz
  8. Werda
  9. Zwota

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