Dresden district

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Basic data
District capital: Dresden
Area : 6,738 km²
Residents  : 1,875,600 (1961)
1,809,000 (1986)
1,757,400 (1989)
License plate : R, Y
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The Dresden district was established in 1952 after the dissolution of the federal states in the German Democratic Republic as one of 14 districts .

coat of arms

Due to the seal order of the GDR of May 28, 1953, all regional coats of arms lost their meaning as brands or seals. However, the coats of arms of the cities and districts were still used on buildings or in publications without fulfilling an official function. The coat of arms of the Dresden district used in some books actually shows the coat of arms of the city of Dresden . The seal coat of arms of the GDR was official . It was not until the municipal constitution of the GDR on May 17, 1990 that municipalities and districts were able to expressly use coats of arms again and use them as seals.

Administrative division

The district included the

  1. Dresden city ​​district (226 km², 516,200 inhabitants)
  2. City of Görlitz (26 km², 81,400 inhabitants)

as well as the following circles:

  1. Bautzen (Sorb. Wokrjes Budyšin ) (690 km², 126,600 inh.)
  2. Bischofswerda (316 km², 68,500 inh.)
  3. Dippoldiswalde (458 km², 45,700 inh.)
  4. Dresden-Land (357 km², 112,900 inh.)
  5. Freital (314 km², 87,000 inhabitants)
  6. Görlitz (359 km², 31,200 pop.)
  7. Großenhain (453 km², 42,000 inhabitants)
  8. Kamenz (Sorb. Wokrjes Kamjenc ) (617 km², 61,900 pop.)
  9. Löbau (400 km², 100,500 inhabitants)
  10. Meißen (506 km², 124,000 inhabitants)
  11. Niesky (Sorb. Wokrjes Niska ) (521 km², 39,900 pop.)
  12. Pirna (521 km², 118,900 pop.)
  13. Riesa (368 km², 100,800 inhabitants)
  14. Sebnitz (351 km², 54,100 inh.)
  15. Zittau (256 km², 95,300 inh.)

With the re-establishment of the federal states on the territory of the GDR in 1990, the districts were dissolved. The Dresden district was assigned to the Free State of Saxony . In 1991, the administrative districts of Chemnitz, Dresden and Leipzig were established in Saxony with a similar layout to the previous districts.

Government and party leaders

Chair of the District Council

First secretaries of the SED district leadership

Addresses of the district

  • District leadership of the SED, Devrientstrasse
  • District Council: 8060 Dresden, Dr. Rudolf-Friedrichs-Ufer 2
  • People's Police (district authority): 8060 Dresden, Köpckestr.
  • District Administration of State Security: Bautzner Strasse 120
  • State Insurance (District Directorate): 8053 Dresden, Prellerstr. 14th
  • State bank (district directorate): 8010 Dresden, Dr.-Külz-Ring 10
  • Internal customs office: 8010 Dresden, Leningrader Str. 15
“Street of Liberation”: The street of liberation ensemble was built by the building workers of the city and the districts of the Dresden district in honor of the 30th anniversary of the German Democratic Republic. The districts of Bischofswerda, Radebeul, Kamenz, Freital, Dresden, Bautzen, Löbau, Pirna and Dippoldiswalde are shown

See also

Individual evidence

  1. a b "40 Years of the GDR" - State Central Administration for Statistics, May 1989