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Chemnitz

German location
NameChemnitz
Administration
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
Admin. regionChemnitz
Districturban district
MayorBarbara Ludwig|Partei=SPD
PartySPD
Basic statistics
Area (km2)220.85
Elevation (m)296
Population243880
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateC
Postal code09001 - 09247
Area code0371 037200 (Wittgensdorf) 037209 (Einsiedel) 03722 (Röhrsdorf) 03726 (Euba)

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Chemnitz (-deˈkɛmnɪtsChemnitz is the third-largest city of the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Chemnitz is an independent city which is not part of any county and seat of the government region Direktionsbezirk Chemnitz. Located in the northern foothills of the Ore Mountains, it is a part of the Saxon triangle metropolitan area comprising 3.5 million people. The city's economy is based on the service sector and manufacturing industry. The Chemnitz University of Technology has around 10,000 students and is the centre of scientific life.


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