Bennewitz

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Bennewitz
Coat of arms of Bennewitz
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Location of Bennewitz within Leipzig district
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Bennewitz is located in Germany
Bennewitz
Bennewitz
Bennewitz is located in Saxony
Bennewitz
Bennewitz
Coordinates: 51°21′35″N 12°42′41″E / 51.35972°N 12.71139°E / 51.35972; 12.71139Coordinates: 51°21′35″N 12°42′41″E / 51.35972°N 12.71139°E / 51.35972; 12.71139
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
Subdivisions12
Government
 • MayorBernd Laqua
Area
 • Total46.42 km2 (17.92 sq mi)
Elevation
117 m (384 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,948
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04828
Dialling codes03425
Vehicle registrationL
Websitewww.gemeinde-bennewitz.de

Bennewitz is a municipality in the Leipzig district in Saxony, Germany.

History[edit]

Today Bennewitz is a cluster of several villages administered by Bennewitz village. The main village of Bennewitz is one of the oldest settlements in the Mulde-valley. It is probably named after Bono or Bonislaw who settled here about 1200 years ago. The name is of Sorbian (see: Wends) origin, as many geographical names in the area. Its old village core has the shape of a typical Sorbian (Wendish) 'Rundling' village.

Transport[edit]

Bennewitz is situated at the intersection of highway B6 and highway B107. The former connects it with the metropolitan area of Leipzig. The village has a train station which is served by local commuter trains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.