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ˈdrɛz dəndres·den

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dresdennoun

    a city in southeastern Germany on the Elbe River; it was almost totally destroyed by British air raids in 1945

Wiktionary

  1. Dresdennoun

    A variety of china, originally manufactured in the city, but manufactured in Meissen from the 18th century.

  2. Dresdennoun

    The capital city of the German Federal State of Saxony.

  3. Dresdennoun

    A village in Kent County, Ontario, Canada.

Wikipedia

  1. Dresden

    Dresden (, German: [ˈdʁeːsdn̩] (listen); Upper Saxon: Dräsdn; Upper Sorbian: Drježdźany) is the capital city of the German state of Saxony and its second most populous city, after Leipzig. It is the 12th most populous city of Germany, the fourth largest by area (after Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne), and the third most populous city in the area of former East Germany, after Berlin and Leipzig. Dresden's urban area comprises the towns of Freital, Pirna, Radebeul, Meissen, Coswig, Radeberg and Heidenau and has around 790,000 inhabitants. The Dresden metropolitan area has approximately 1.34 million inhabitants.Dresden is the second largest city on the River Elbe after Hamburg. Most of the city's population lives in the Elbe Valley, but a large, albeit very sparsely populated area of the city east of the Elbe lies in the West Lusatian Hill Country and Uplands (the westernmost part of the Sudetes) and thus in Lusatia. Many boroughs west of the Elbe lie in the foreland of the Ore Mountains, as well as in the valleys of the rivers rising there and flowing through Dresden, the longest of which are the Weißeritz and the Lockwitzbach. The name of the city as well as the names of most of its boroughs and rivers are of Sorbian origin. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor, and was once by personal union the family seat of Polish monarchs. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre. The controversial American and British bombing of Dresden in World War II towards the end of the war killed approximately 25,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and destroyed the entire city centre. After the war, restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city. Since German reunification in 1990, Dresden has again become a cultural, educational and political centre of Germany. The Dresden University of Technology is one of the 10 largest universities in Germany and part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative. The economy of Dresden and its agglomeration is one of the most dynamic in Germany and ranks first in Saxony. It is dominated by high-tech branches, often called "Silicon Saxony". According to the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) and Berenberg Bank in 2019, Dresden had the seventh best prospects for the future of all cities in Germany.Dresden is one of the most visited cities in Germany with 4.7 million overnight stays per year. Its most prominent building is the Frauenkirche located at the Neumarkt. Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed during World War II. The remaining ruins were left for 50 years as a war memorial, before being rebuilt between 1994 and 2005. Other famous landmarks include the Zwinger, the Semperoper and the Dresden Castle. Furthermore, the city is home to the renowned Dresden State Art Collections, originating from the collections of the Saxon electors in the 16th century. Dresden's Striezelmarkt is one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany and is considered the first genuine Christmas market in the world. Nearby sights include the National Park of Saxon Switzerland, the Ore Mountains and the countryside around Elbe Valley and Moritzburg Castle.

ChatGPT

  1. dresden

    Dresden is a city located in eastern Germany, along the Elbe River. It is the capital of the German federal state of Saxony and is characterized by its rich history, baroque and rococo city centre, and significant cultural landmarks. It is famously known for its historic landmarks like the Zwinger and Dresden Frauenkirche. The city experienced significant damage during World War II, but many of its historic buildings and structures have been rebuilt.

Wikidata

  1. Dresden

    Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The Dresden conurbation is part of the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area with 2.4 million inhabitants. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendour. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city center. A controversial Allied aerial bombing towards the end of World War II killed 25,000 civilians and destroyed the entire city center. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of urban development during the East German communist era have considerably changed the face of the city. Some restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semper Oper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche. Since German reunification in 1990, Dresden has regained importance as one of the cultural, educational, political and economic centers of Germany and Europe.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dresden

    the capital of Saxony, on the Elbe, 116 m. SE. of Berlin; a fine city, with a museum rich in all kinds of works of art, and called in consequence the "Florence of Germany"; here the Allies were defeated by Napoleon in 1813, when he entered the city, leaving behind him 30,000 men, who were besieged by the Russians and compelled to surrender as prisoners of war the same year.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dresden

    The capital of the kingdom of Saxony, and one of the best built towns of Europe. Taken by Frederick of Prussia in 1756; by the Austrians in 1759; bombarded in vain by Frederick, July, 1760. On August 26-27, 1813, the allies were defeated in a terrible battle by the French under the walls of this city; and about a mile from it is a granite block, surmounted by a helmet, marking the spot where Moreau fell in the conflict, while conversing with the emperor Alexander.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DRESDEN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dresden is ranked #52851 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dresden surname appeared 392 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dresden.

    89.2% or 350 total occurrences were White.
    4.5% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.3% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dresden in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dresden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Dresden in a Sentence

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    We thought could divert our resources away from alliances, and our militaries. We were wrong, today, Russia – led by a former KGB officer once stationed in Dresden ? invades its neighbors and slays political opponents.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    Today, Russia – led by a former KGB officer once stationed in Dresden ? invades its neighbors and slays political opponents.

  3. Anne Funk:

    We would like to help wherever we can, we do not want to differentiate between nationalities. At the moment we still have capacities. We are coordinating with medical and local authorities in France on an individual needs basis. We are here to help.'' For now they can continue to do that, but with Germany's ICUs filling up quickly, it's not clear for how much longer.Nurses tend to patients in the coronavirus intensive care unit of the University Hospital Dresden, November 13, 2020. {.

  4. Matthias Rogg:

    It's the point from which everything is measured. It fed the myth that Dresden was the innocent victim of a pointless war and hid the fact that it was a center of Nazism and a significant hub for making armaments, and while the bombing of Dresden was dreadful, it's crucial that without Sept. 1 1939, without Warsaw, Rotterdam, Coventry, London there wouldn't have been Dresden.

  5. Matthias Rogg:

    And while the bombing of Dresden was dreadful, it's crucial that without Sept. 1 1939, without Warsaw, Rotterdam, Coventry, London there wouldn't have been Dresden.

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