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Dresden – DED21

EU regions: Germany > Saxony > Dresden Directorate District > Dresden

map of Dresden DED21
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2021120

More on wikipedia wikidata Q1731 on OpenStreetMap Dresden slovensky: DED21


number of inhabitants2023563 311
population density20221726.3
old-age dependency ratio202334.3
demographic pyramid DED21 Dresden

From Wikipedia:

Dresden (, German: [ˈdʁeːsdn̩] (listen); Upper and Lower Sorbian: Drježdźany; Czech: Drážďany; Polish: Drezno) is the capital city of the German state of Saxony, and with around 550,000 inhabitants, it is the state's second most populous city after Leipzig. It is the 12th most populous city of Germany, the fourth largest by area after Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne, as well as the third most populous city in the area of former East Germany, after (East) Berlin and Leipzig. Dresden is contiguous with Freital, Pirna, Radebeul, Meissen and Coswig, and its urban area has around 780,000 inhabitants, making it the largest in Saxony.

Dresden is the second largest city on the River Elbe after Hamburg. Most of Dresden's population lives in the Elbe Valley, but a large, albeit very sparsely populated area of the city east of the Elbe lies in the West Lusatian Hill Country and Uplands (the westernmost part of the Sudetes) and thus in Lusatia, while many boroughs west of the Elbe lie in the foreland of the Ore Mountains as well as in the valleys of the rivers rising there and flowing through Dresden, the longest of which are the Weißeritz and the Lockwitzbach.

The name of the city as well as the names of most of its boroughs and rivers are of Slavic origin. Dresden is the second largest city in the Thuringian-Upper Saxon dialect area after Leipzig. The Sorbian language area begins east of the city, in Lusatia.

Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor, and was once by personal union the family seat of Polish monarchs. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre.

Other: Dresden Directorate District, Görlitz, Meissen District, Dresden, Bautzen District, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge

Neighbours: Meissen District, Bautzen District, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Dresden – DED21, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDED21, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164