Zwickau (official name: Landkreis Zwickau) is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.
The district was established by merging the former districts Zwickauer Land
, Chemnitzer Land
and the urban district Zwickau
as part of the district reform of August 2008.
The district is located in the northern foothills of the Erzgebirge
, west of Chemnitz
. The main rivers of the district are the Zwickauer Mulde
and the Pleiße
. It borders (from the west and clockwise) the state Thuringia
, the district Mittelsachsen
, the urban district Chemnitz
, and the districts Erzgebirgskreis
Towns and municipalities