Bernburg (district)

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Saxony anhalt bbg.png
Country  Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
Disbanded 2007-07-01
Capital Bernburg
 • Total 414 km2 (160 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 69,300
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration BBG

Bernburg was a district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Schönebeck, Köthen, Saalkreis, Mansfelder Land and Aschersleben-Staßfurt.


There was an independent principality called Anhalt-Bernburg following the subdivision of the principality of Anhalt in 1603. This mini state was elevated to the rank of a duchy in 1806, and merged once more with the other parts to form a united duchy of Anhalt again in 1863.


The small district of Bernburg is located in the historical region of Anhalt. The Saale River crosses the district from south to north.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms

The arms display a bear walking on a red wall. The bear is the heraldic animal of Bernburg and Anhalt. The arms are similar to the old arms of the medieval state of Anhalt-Bernburg and the province of Anhalt within the Weimar Republic.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Könnern
  1. Bernburg (incl. town Bernburg)
  2. Nienburg (incl. town Nienburg)
  3. Saale-Wipper (incl. towns Alsleben and Güsten)

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Coordinates: 51°50′N 11°45′E / 51.83°N 11.75°E / 51.83; 11.75