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Vogtlandkreis – DED44

EU regions: Germany > Saxony > Chemnitz Government Region > Vogtlandkreis

map of Vogtlandkreis DED44
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202177

More on wikipedia wikidata Q6337 on OpenStreetMap Vogtlandkreis slovensky: DED44


number of inhabitants2023222 666
population density2022158
old-age dependency ratio202354.6
demographic pyramid DED44 Vogtlandkreis

From Wikipedia: The Vogtlandkreis (German pronunciation: [ˈfoːktlantˌkʁaɪ̯s]) is a Landkreis (rural district) in the southwest of the Free State of Saxony, Germany, at the borders to Thuringia, Bavaria, and the Czech Republic. Neighboring districts are (from south clockwise) Hof, Saale-Orla, Greiz, Zwickau and Erzgebirgskreis. Plauen is the administrative center of the district.


The Vogtland became part of the Holy Roman Empire under king Conrad III in the 12th century. In 1209 the minister dynasty administrating the area was split into three areas, Weida, Greiz and Gera-Plauen. When centralized power over the area decreased, county leaders, local administrators, called in Latin advocatus or in German Vögte, were appointed, giving the area its current name. The Vogtland war (1354-1357) ended this administration and the area changed ownership to Bohemia.

In 1546 Henry IV, Burgrave of Plauen got the area from the Bohemian king and later emperor Ferdinand I. His children inherited not only the land, but also crippling debts, so to pay these 1563 the area was bought by Saxony from Henry VI, and when in 1569 Henry VI finally ceased to claim ownership the new leadership created the first Vogtland district (Voigtländischen Creiß).

1657-1718 Saxony was split into parts, the Vogtland belonged to Saxe-Zeitz. In 1835 the new constitutional monarchy changed the administration and abolished the old district, and instead the Amtshauptmannschaft Plauen was created, and in 1867 those of Auerbach and Oelsnitz.

Other: Chemnitz Government Region, Chemnitz, Erzgebirgskreis, Mittelsachsen, Vogtlandkreis, Zwickau

Neighbours: Greiz, Karlovy Vary Region, Zwickau, Saale-Orla-Kreis, Erzgebirgskreis, Hof

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Vogtlandkreis – DED44, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDED44, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164