Leipzig (district)

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Leipzig
District
Coat of arms of Leipzig
Coat of arms
Saxony Landkreis Leipzig 2008.png
Country  Germany
State Saxony
Capital Borna
Area
 • Total 1,646 km2 (636 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 257,596
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration L, BNA, GHA, GRM, MTL, WUR
Website http://www.landkreisleipzig.de

Leipzig (official name: Landkreis Leipzig) is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is named after the city Leipzig, which is partly surrounded by the district, but not part of it. It borders (from the west and clockwise) the state Saxony-Anhalt, the urban district Leipzig, the districts Nordsachsen and Mittelsachsen, and the state Thuringia.

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the Leipzig Bay and is rather flat. Individual hills are found in the north (Hohburg Hills) and south of the district. Its larger rivers are the Mulde, Pleiße and White Elster. Also worth mentioning are the many lakes of the Leipzig Neuseenland in the west of the county, that were formed by flooding old brown coal pits.

History[edit]

The district was established by merging the former districts Muldentalkreis and Leipziger Land as part of the district reform of August 2008.

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the lowlands around Leipzig. The main rivers of the district are the Mulde, the Weiße Elster and the Pleiße.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Lausick
  2. Böhlen
  3. Borna
  4. Brandis
  5. Colditz
  6. Frohburg
  7. Geithain
  8. Grimma
  9. Groitzsch
  10. Kitzscher
  1. Kohren-Sahlis
  2. Markkleeberg
  3. Markranstädt
  4. Naunhof
  5. Pegau
  6. Regis-Breitingen
  7. Rötha
  8. Trebsen
  9. Wurzen
  10. Zwenkau
  1. Belgershain
  2. Bennewitz
  3. Borsdorf
  4. Elstertrebnitz
  5. Espenhain
  6. Großpösna
  7. Lossatal
  1. Machern
  2. Narsdorf
  3. Neukieritzsch
  4. Otterwisch
  5. Parthenstein
  6. Thallwitz

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Landkreis Leipzig at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°11′N 12°36′E / 51.183°N 12.600°E / 51.183; 12.600