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Aue-Schwarzenberg Rural District

former district in Saxony, Germany

Aue-Schwarzenberg is a rural district in the Free State of Saxony, in the country of Germany.

Landkreis Aue-Schwarzenberg
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Country Germany
StateSaxony
Adm. regionChemnitz area=528.25
CapitalAue
Population
 (2001)
 • Total138,331
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationASZ
Websitehttp://www.lra-asz.de

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

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 armsEdit

  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.

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