Location of Bezirk Leipzig within the German Democratic Republic
|Country||German Democratic Republic|
|Subdivisions||12 Kreise and 1 Stadtkreis|
|• Total||4,966 km2 (1,917 sq mi)|
|• Density||270/km2 (710/sq mi)|
|Vehicle registration||S, U|
The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Saxony except kreise of Altenburg and Schmölln, became part of Thuringia.
The Bezirk was divided into 13 Kreise: 1 urban district (Stadtkreis) and 12 rural districts (Landkreise):
- Urban district : Leipzig.
- Rural districts : Altenburg; Borna; Delitzsch; Döbeln; Eilenburg; Geithain; Grimma; Leipzig-Land; Oschatz; Schmölln; Torgau; Wurzen.
- "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989
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