Leipzig (region)

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Leipzig
Regierungsbezirk
Map of Saxony highlighting the former Direktionsbezirk of Leipzig
Map of Saxony highlighting the former Direktionsbezirk of Leipzig
Country Germany
State Saxony
Disestablished 1 March 2012
Region seat Leipzig
Area
 • Total 3,964 km2 (1,531 sq mi)
Population (31 Dec. 2010)
 • Total 996,516
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Website www.rpl.sachsen.de
The Regierungsbezirk Leipzig before August 2008

Leipzig is one of the three former Direktionsbezirke of the Free State of Saxony, Germany, located in the north-west of the state. It coincided with the Planungsregion Westsachsen. It was disbanded in March 2012.

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The Direktionsbezirk Leipzig came into existence on 1 August 2008, and succeeded the Regierungsbezirk Leipzig. The territory of the Regierungsbezirk Leipzig was slightly larger, and included the former district of Döbeln.

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Coordinates: 51°20′N 12°50′E / 51.33°N 12.83°E / 51.33; 12.83