Annaberg district

former district in Saxony, Germany

Annaberg was a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It ended on August 1, 2008.

Annaberg
Coat of arms of Annaberg
Coat of arms
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Country Germany
StateSaxony
Adm. regionChemnitz
Disbanded2008-08-01
CapitalAnnaberg-Buchholz
Area
 • Total438 km2 (169 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total86,800
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationANA
Websitewww.erzgebirge-total.de/ana/

HistoryEdit

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 armsEdit

  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 municipalitiesEdit

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

Other websitesEdit