Muldentalkreis Rural District

Muldentalkreis
District
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Country Germany
StateSaxony
Adm. regionLeipzig
CapitalGrimma
Area
 • Total892.62 km2 (344.64 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total135,459
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registrationMTL
Websitehttp://www.lra-mtl.de

The Muldentalkreis is a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

The district was formed in 1994 when the two old districts of Grimma and Wurzen were joined together. A few municipalities from other districts around Bad Lausick were added as well.

Geography

The district is named after its major river, the Mulde - the name German: Muldental means English: Valley of the Mulde. The Mulde is starts in the south of the district where two smaller rivers, the Freiberger Mulde and the Zwickauer Mulde join.

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