Saxony (German: Sachsen [ˌzaksn̩] (listen); Upper Sorbian: Sakska), officially the Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen [ˈfʁaɪ̯ʃtaːt ˈzaksn̩], Upper Sorbian: Swobodny stat Sakska), is one of 16 states of Germany. It is in the southeast of the country, north of Czech Republic. To the east of Saxony is Poland. The biggest city is Leipzig. The capital is called Dresden. It was founded in 1990.
Free State of Saxony
|• Body||Landtag of the Free State of Saxony|
|• Minister-President||Michael Kretschmer (CDU)|
|• Governing parties||CDU / Greens / SPD|
|• Bundesrat votes||4 (of 69)|
|• Total||18,415.66 km2 (7,110.33 sq mi)|
(31 December 2018)
|• Density||220/km2 (570/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||DE-SN|
|GRP (nominal)||€128 billion (2019)|
|GRP per capita||€31,000 (2019)|
very high · 9th of 16
Saxony is the border of Germany to the two countries Poland and Czech Republic. In the north of Saxony is Brandenburg, another German state. Saxony's west border is to Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and Bavaria. A big part of the border to the Czech Republic are the Ore Mountains in the south of Saxony.
Cities and townsEdit
(The car licence plate of the areas are in brackets)
Saxony has three urban districts which do not belong to the rural districts.
The first Free State of Saxony was founded in 1918, after the first World War. After the second World War, in 1945, the "country of Saxony" was founded. Later the Country was divided into 3 administrative divisions of the German Democratic Republic, and thus robbed of its sovereignty.
In 1990 the Free State of Saxony was officially re-founded as a part of Germany.
The number of people in Saxony since 1905:
- "Bruttoinlandsprodukt – in jeweiligen Preisen – 1991 bis 2019". statistik-bw.de. Archived from the original on 2020-06-25. Retrieved 2021-05-31.
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.