|• Total||2,575.4 km2 (994.4 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2012)|
|• Density||79/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Potsdam-Mittelmark is a Kreis (district) in the western part of Brandenburg, Germany. Its neighbouring administrative units are (clockwise from the north) the district of Havelland, the free cities of Brandenburg and Potsdam, the state of Berlin, the district of Teltow-Fläming, and the districts of Wittenberg, Anhalt-Bitterfeld and Jerichower Land in Saxony-Anhalt.
The district includes the southern banks of the Havel river and the northern parts of the Fläming (a wooded hill chain). There are three nature parks in the district: High Fläming Nature Park, Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park and Westhavelland Nature Park.
The district was created in 1993 by merging the previous districts of Belzig, Brandenburg-Land and Potsdam-Land.
Coat of arms
|The coat of arms is divided into four fields. The left top one shows a red eagle as the symbol of Brandenburg. The three oak-leaves in the top right both symbolize the prevalent oak forests, but also the three previous districts which were merged to form the current one. In the bottom right are two bishopric keys, which stand for the diocese of Brandenburg. The black-and-golden bars in the bottomleft are the symbol of Saxony, and symbolize that the area around Belzig, Brück, Wiesenburg and Niemegk belonged to Saxony until 1815.|
Towns and municipalities
|1seat of the Amt; 2town|
Media related to Potsdam-Mittelmark at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (German)