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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: 328.48 km2 (32,848 ha), of which
    • built-up areas and associated open spaces: 6,310 ha
    • areas for industrial and municipal purposes: 2,247 ha
    • recreation areas: 1,672 ha
    • traffic areas: 3,377 ha
    • agriculture: 10,665 ha
    • forested areas: 7,364 ha
    • waterways and lakes: 683 ha
    • other areas: 530 ha

Figures as per 31st December 2016

 

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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