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Location, area, geographical data

Location

Dresden is situated in the south-eastern part of the Free State of Saxony, which borders not only on other German regions (Bavaria, Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg), but also on the Czech Republic and Poland. The city lies in a marked widening of the Elbe valley. The foothills of the Eastern Erzgebirge Mountains, the Lusatian Granite Uplands and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains characterise the delightful surroundings of the Saxon capital.

Area

In terms of area, Dresden is the fourth-largest city in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.

  • Total area: 328.31 km2 (32,831 ha), of which
    • built-up areas and associated open spaces: 8,102 ha
    • areas for industrial and municipal purposes: 297 ha
    • recreation areas: 1,646 ha
    • traffic areas: 3,350 ha
    • agriculture: 10,732 ha
    • forested areas: 7,344 ha
    • waterways and lakes: 679 ha
    • other areas: 681 ha

Figures as per 31st December 2013

 

Geographical data

  • Latitude: 51° 02' 55" N
  • Longitude: 13° 44' 29" E
  • Altitude (River Elbe): 102.73 m a.s.l.
  • City centre (Altmarkt): 113 m a.s.l.
  • Highest point (Triebenberg): 383 m a.s.l.
  • Lowest point (Cossebaude): 101 m a.s.l.
  • Length of city boundary: 139.65 km
  • Length of River Elbe within city boundary: 30 km
  • Bridges within city boundary: 10

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