Bezirk Leipzig

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Bezirk Leipzig
Location of Bezirk Leipzig within the German Democratic Republic
Location of Bezirk Leipzig within the German Democratic Republic
Coordinates: 51°20′N 12°45′E / 51.333°N 12.750°E / 51.333; 12.750
Country German Democratic Republic
Subdivisions 12 Kreise and 1 Stadtkreis
Formed 1952
Dissolved 1990
Seat Leipzig
 • Total 4,966 km2 (1,917 sq mi)
Population (1989)[1]
 • Total 1,360,900
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Vehicle registration S, U

The Bezirk Leipzig was a district (Bezirk) of East Germany. The administrative seat and the main town was Leipzig.


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 Leipzig, correspondent to the area of the actual Direktionsbezirk Leipzig, bordered with the Bezirke of Halle, Cottbus, Dresden, Karl-Marx-Stadt and Gera.


The Bezirk was divided into 13 Kreise: 1 urban district (Stadtkreis) and 12 rural districts (Landkreise):


  1. ^ "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989

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