Nordsachsen

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Nordsachsen
Coat of arms of Nordsachsen
Coat of arms
Saxony TDO.svg
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
CapitalTorgau
Area
 • Total2,020 km2 (780 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2017)[1]
 • Total197,794
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationTDO, DZ, EB, TG, TO, OZ
Websitewww.landkreis-nordsachsen.de

Nordsachsen ("North Saxony") is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

History[edit]

The district was established by merging the former districts of Delitzsch and Torgau-Oschatz as part of the district reform of August 2008.

On 10 December 2009 the district council adopted the district's new coat of arms.

“Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules between two pallets wavy Azure.”

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the plains north and east of Leipzig. The main rivers of the district are the Mulde and the Elbe. The district borders (from the west and clockwise) the states Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg, the districts of Meißen, Mittelsachsen and Leipzig, and the urban district Leipzig.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Düben
  2. Belgern-Schildau
  3. Dahlen
  4. Delitzsch
  5. Dommitzsch
  6. Eilenburg
  7. Mügeln
  8. Oschatz
  9. Schkeuditz
  10. Taucha
  11. Torgau
  1. Arzberg
  2. Beilrode
  3. Cavertitz
  4. Doberschütz
  5. Dreiheide
  6. Elsnig
  7. Jesewitz
  8. Krostitz
  9. Laußig
  10. Liebschützberg
  1. Löbnitz
  2. Mockrehna
  3. Naundorf
  4. Rackwitz
  5. Schönwölkau
  6. Trossin
  7. Wermsdorf
  8. Wiedemar
  9. Zschepplin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Landkreis Nordsachsen at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°30′N 12°45′E / 51.500°N 12.750°E / 51.500; 12.750