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Coat of arms of Krauschwitz
Coat of arms
Krauschwitz  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°31′N 14°42′E / 51.517°N 14.700°E / 51.517; 14.700Coordinates: 51°31′N 14°42′E / 51.517°N 14.700°E / 51.517; 14.700
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Görlitz
 • Mayor Rüdiger Mönch
 • Total 106.62 km2 (41.17 sq mi)
Elevation 119 m (390 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,546
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 02957
Dialling codes 035771
Vehicle registration GR

Krauschwitz (Upper Sorbian: Krušwica) is a municipality in the Görlitz district of Saxony, Germany at the border with Poland. It is situated on the western banks of the Lusatian Neisse river, south of Bad Muskau. The municipality was established on 1 January 1994 by the merger of the villages Klein Priebus, Krauschwitz, Pechern, Podrosche, Sagar, Skerbersdorf, and Werdeck.

Pechern, parish church

The settlement Kruswica, after Upper Sorbian: Krušwa ("pear"), was first mentioned in a 1400 deed. Most of the area then belonged to the Upper Lusatian Muskau state country, except for the village of Pechern (Pěchč), which - together with abandoned Neudorf - formed the westernmost part of the Silesian Duchy of Żagań.

At Podrosche (Podroždź) is a road border crossing to the Polish village of Przewóz.

Twin towns[edit]