Großpostwitz

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Großpostwitz/Budestecy
Former train station
Former train station
Coat of arms of Großpostwitz/Budestecy
Coat of arms
Großpostwitz/Budestecy  is located in Germany
Großpostwitz/Budestecy
Großpostwitz/Budestecy
Coordinates: 51°7′N 14°27′E / 51.117°N 14.450°E / 51.117; 14.450Coordinates: 51°7′N 14°27′E / 51.117°N 14.450°E / 51.117; 14.450
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Bautzen
Municipal assoc. Großpostwitz-Obergurig
Government
 • Mayor Frank Lehmann
Area
 • Total 16.42 km2 (6.34 sq mi)
Elevation 241 m (791 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,716
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 02692
Dialling codes 035938
Vehicle registration BZ
Website www.grosspostwitz.de

Großpostwitz (Sorbian Budestecy) is a municipality in the east of Saxony, Germany. It belongs to the district of Bautzen and lies south of the eponymous city.

The municipality except Eulowitz is part of the recognized Sorbian settlement area in Saxony. Upper Sorbian has an official status next to German, all villages bear names in both languages.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is situated at the northern edge of the Lausitzer Bergland (Lusatian Hills) along the Spree. The Bundesstraße 96 passes Großpostwitz.

Villages[edit]

Several villages belong to the municipality:

  • Berge (Zahor)
  • Binnewitz (Bónjecy)
  • Cosul (Kózły)
  • Ebendörfel (Bělšecy)
  • Eulowitz (Jiłocy)
  • Großpostwitz (Budestecy)
  • Klein Kunitz (Chójnička)
  • Mehltheuer (Lubjenc)
  • Rascha (Rašow)
  • Denkwitz (Dźenikecy)

History[edit]

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Großpostwitz was part of the Kingdom of Saxony.

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