Bernsdorf, Upper Lusatia

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Bernsdorf
Dresdener Straße 2 Bernsdorf.JPG
Coat of arms of Bernsdorf
Coat of arms
Bernsdorf  is located in Germany
Bernsdorf
Bernsdorf
Coordinates: 51°22′N 14°4′E / 51.367°N 14.067°E / 51.367; 14.067Coordinates: 51°22′N 14°4′E / 51.367°N 14.067°E / 51.367; 14.067
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Bautzen
Municipal assoc. Bernartice (Trutnov District)
Government
 • Mayor Harry Habel (CDU)
Area
 • Total 59.65 km2 (23.03 sq mi)
Elevation 152 m (499 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,584
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 02994
Dialling codes 035723
Vehicle registration BZ
Website www.bernsdorf.de

Bernsdorf (Sorbian: Njedźichow) is a town with 6,427 inhabitants in the district of Bautzen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of Kamenz and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of Hoyerswerda.

History[edit]

Within Prussian Silesia (Province of Silesia 1815–1919 and 1938–41, Province of Lower Silesia 1919–38 and 1941–45), Bernsdorf was part of Landkreis Hoyerswerda. Within the East German Bezirk Cottbus, it was part of Kreis Hoyerswerda. With German reunification in 1990, Bernsdorf became part of Saxony.

International relations[edit]

Bernsdorf is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

  • Gerhard Möhwald (1920-2012), former mayor and honorary citizen
  • Christian Rudolph (born 1949), athlete (hurdles)

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