Elsterheide

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Elsterheide
Coat of arms of Elsterheide
Coat of arms
Elsterheide  is located in Germany
Elsterheide
Elsterheide
Coordinates: 51°30′N 14°10′E / 51.500°N 14.167°E / 51.500; 14.167Coordinates: 51°30′N 14°10′E / 51.500°N 14.167°E / 51.500; 14.167
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Bautzen
Government
 • Mayor Dietmar Koark (CDU)
Area
 • Total 126.85 km2 (48.98 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,586
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 02979
Dialling codes 03571 oder 03564
Vehicle registration BZ
Website www.elsterheide.de
Nardt
War graves in Nardt
Church in Bluno

Elsterheide, in Sorbian Halštrowska hola, is a municipality in the district of Bautzen, in Saxony, Germany.

The municipality is part of the recognized Sorbian settlement area in Saxony. Upper Sorbian has an official status next to German.

History[edit]

The municipality of Elsterheide was formed in 1995 by merging the former municipalities of Neuwiese, Sabrodt, Nardt, Klein Partwitz, Seidewinkel, Tätzschwitz, Bluno and Geierswalde. Within Prussian Silesia (Province of Silesia 1815–1919 and 1938–41, Province of Lower Silesia 1919–38 and 1941–45), all of these municipalities were part of Landkreis Hoyerswerda. Within the East German Bezirk Cottbus, they were part of Kreis Hoyerswerda. With German unification in 1990, they became part of Saxony.

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