Chemnitz

Chemnitz
Schloßkirche am Schloßteich..jpg
Roter Turm Chemnitz 2009 25.jpg
Chemnitz-altes-Rathaus.jpg
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From top: View over Chemnitz,
Red tower,
Old Town Hall, Modern city centre of Chemnitz
Flag of Chemnitz
Flag
Coat of arms of Chemnitz
Coat of arms
Chemnitz is located in Germany
Chemnitz
Chemnitz
Coordinates: 50°50′N 12°55′E / 50°50′N 12°55′E / 50.833; 12.917
Dialling codes0371

037200 (Wittgensdorf)037209 (Einsiedel)03722 (Röhrsdorf)

03726 (Euba)
www.chemnitz.de

Chemnitz (German: [ˈkɛmnɪts] (About this soundlisten)), known from 1953 to 1990 as Karl-Marx-Stadt, is the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Chemnitz is an independent city which is not part of any county and seat of the Landesdirektion Sachsen. Located in the northern foothills of the Ore Mountains, it is part of the Central German Metropolitan Region. The city's economy is based on the service sector and manufacturing industry. Chemnitz University of Technology has around 10,000 students.

Etymology

Chemnitz is named after the river Chemnitz, a small tributary of the Zwickau Mulde. The word "Chemnitz" is from the Sorbian language (Upper Sorbian: Kamjenica), and means "stony [brook]". The word is composed of the Slavic word kamen meaning "stone" and the feminine suffix -ica.

It is known in Czech as Saská Kamenice and in Polish as Kamienica Saska. There are many other towns named Kamienica or Kamenice in areas with past or present Slavic settlement.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Chemnitz
العربية: كيمنتس
aragonés: Chemnitz
asturianu: Chemnitz
تۆرکجه: کمنیتس
Bân-lâm-gú: Chemnitz
башҡортса: Хемниц
беларуская: Хемніц
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Кемніц
български: Кемниц
brezhoneg: Chemnitz
català: Chemnitz
Чӑвашла: Хемниц
čeština: Chemnitz
Cymraeg: Chemnitz
dansk: Chemnitz
Deutsch: Chemnitz
eesti: Chemnitz
Ελληνικά: Κέμνιτς
español: Chemnitz
Esperanto: Chemnitz
euskara: Chemnitz
فارسی: کمنیتس
français: Chemnitz
Frysk: Chemnitz
Gaeilge: Chemnitz
Gàidhlig: Chemnitz
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Chemnitz
한국어: 켐니츠
հայերեն: Խեմնից
hornjoserbsce: Kamjenica
hrvatski: Chemnitz
Bahasa Indonesia: Chemnitz
Interlingue: Chemnitz
íslenska: Chemnitz
italiano: Chemnitz
עברית: קמניץ
ქართული: კემნიცი
қазақша: Хемниц
Kiswahili: Chemnitz
Кыргызча: Хемниц
Latina: Chemnicium
latviešu: Kemnica
Lëtzebuergesch: Chemnitz
lietuvių: Chemnicas
lumbaart: Chemnitz
magyar: Chemnitz
македонски: Кемниц
مازِرونی: کمنیتز
Bahasa Melayu: Chemnitz (kawasan)
Nederlands: Chemnitz
日本語: ケムニッツ
нохчийн: Хемниц
Nordfriisk: Chemnitz
norsk: Chemnitz
norsk nynorsk: Chemnitz
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Chemnitz
پنجابی: چیمنتز
Piemontèis: Chemnitz
polski: Chemnitz
português: Chemnitz
română: Chemnitz
русский: Хемниц
sardu: Chemnitz
Scots: Chemnitz
Seeltersk: Chemnitz
shqip: Chemnitz
Simple English: Chemnitz
slovenčina: Chemnitz
ślůnski: Chemnitz
српски / srpski: Кемниц
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Chemnitz
suomi: Chemnitz
svenska: Chemnitz
татарча/tatarça: Хемниц
Türkçe: Chemnitz
українська: Хемніц
vèneto: Chemnitz
Tiếng Việt: Chemnitz
Volapük: Chemnitz
Winaray: Chemnitz
ייִדיש: קעמניץ
粵語: 真尼沙
中文: 开姆尼茨