Dresden - Wikipedia
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Dresden (/'[email protected]/; German: ['dRe?sdn] (listen); Upper Saxon, Drasdn, Upper Sorbian, Drjezdzany), is the capital of the German state Saxony. It is also the second most populous German city after Leipzig. It is the 12th largest city in Germany and fourth by area (after Berlin Hamburg and Cologne) and third in the former East Germany. The Dresden urban area includes the cities of Freital (Pirna), Radebeul Meissen (Meissen), Coswig Radeberg, Radeberg, Radeberg, Meissen(Meissen), Radeberg, Radeberg, and Heidenau. It is home to approximately 790,000.  Dresden's metropolitan area is home to approximately 1.34 million people. 
Dresden is the second-largest city on the River Elbe, after Hamburg. [note 1] The majority of the city's inhabitants live in the Elbe Valley. However, there is a large but sparsely populated region east of the Elbe in the West Lusatian Hill Country, Uplands, which are the westernmost parts of the Sudetes and therefore in Lusatia. Many boroughs lie west of Dresden in the Ore Mountains' foreland, along with the valleys of the rivers that rise there and flow through Dresden. The longest of these are the Weisseritz or the Lockwitzbach. Names of many boroughs and rivers, as well as the city's name, are Sorbian.