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of the Free State of Saxony in Germany
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. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe
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, near the Czech border
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. The Dresden conurbation
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is part of the Saxon Triangle
The Central German Metropolitan Region is a metropolitan region in Germany, consisting of the cities: Chemnitz, Dresden, Leipzig and Zwickau in Saxony; Dessau-Roßlau, Halle and Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt; Erfurt, Gera, Jena and Weimar in Thuringia. The population is about 2,400,000 in 11 cities...
Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors
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and Kings of Saxony
Kingdom of Saxony
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, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendour.
The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque
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