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Landkreis Aue-Schwarzenberg
Coat of arms of Landkreis Aue-Schwarzenberg
Coat of arms
Saxony asz.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 50°35′24″N 12°42′00″E / 50.59000°N 12.70000°E / 50.59000; 12.70000
Country Germany
Adm. regionChemnitz
 • Total528.25 km2 (203.96 sq mi)
 • Total138,331
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationASZ

Aue-Schwarzenberg was a rural district in the Free State of Saxony, in the country of Germany. It ended in 2008.

History[change | change source]

The districts of Aue and Schwarzenberg were formed in 1873. In 1994 both districts were joined together in order to form a new district, which was called Westerzgebirgskreis (the Western Ore Mountains District). It was renamed Aue-Schwarzenberg in 1995.

Geography[change | change source]

The district is located in the western part of the Erzgebirge (ore) Mountains. The tops of these mountains are also the German-Czech border. The highest peak in the district is the Auersberg 1,019 m (3,343 ft), second highest mountain in Saxony.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays:
  • The bishop's crook, is for the monastery of Grünhain, which was the oldest settlement in that part of the Mountains;
  • The wolf's teeth, which were the arms of the county of Schwarzenberg;
  • The black cross on yellow ground. which was used by the county of Hartenstein, which owned the northern parts of the district.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Aue
  2. Eibenstock
  3. Grünhain-Beierfeld
  4. Johanngeorgenstadt
  5. Lauter
  6. Lößnitz
  7. Schneeberg
  8. Schwarzenberg
  1. Bad Schlema
  2. Bernsbach
  3. Bockau
  4. Breitenbrunn
  5. Raschau-Markersbach
  1. Schönheide
  2. Sosa
  3. Stützengrün
  4. Zschorlau

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