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Plauen (German pronunciation: [ˈplaʊ̯ən]) is a town in the Free State of Saxony, east-central Germany. It is the capital town of the district Vogtlandkreis. The town is situated near the border of Bavaria and the Czech Republic.
In the district reform of 1 July 2008, Plauen lost its urban district status and was merged into the district Vogtlandkreis.