Möhlau

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Möhlau
Ortsteil of Gräfenhainichen
Coat of arms of Möhlau
Coat of arms
Location of Möhlau
Möhlau is located in Germany
Möhlau
Möhlau
Möhlau is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Möhlau
Möhlau
Coordinates: 51°44′N 12°21′E / 51.733°N 12.350°E / 51.733; 12.350Coordinates: 51°44′N 12°21′E / 51.733°N 12.350°E / 51.733; 12.350
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictWittenberg
TownGräfenhainichen
Area
 • Total24.77 km2 (9.56 sq mi)
Elevation
83 m (272 ft)
Population
 (2009-12-31)
 • Total1,961
 • Density79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06791
Dialling codes034953
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitewww.graefenhainichen.de

Möhlau is a village and a former municipality in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2011, it is part of the town Gräfenhainichen. It was part of the administrative community (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft) of Tor zur Dübener Heide.

Geography[edit]

The community lies on the southern edge of Wittenberg district about 9 km west of the former district seat of Gräfenhainichen and about 18 km southeast of Dessau, right on the border with Saxony.

Geology[edit]

The municipal area is strongly marked by brown coal strip mining. Most of the old pits have flooded since they were shut down and are now used as bathing ponds.

Subdivisions[edit]

Möhlau consists of the subdivisions of Golpa, Rothehaus, Großmöhlau, and Kleinmöhlau.

History[edit]

Möhlau is said to have been settled originally by Slavs. It had its first documentary mention on 12 December 1200 when a church was consecrated in Wörlitz, about 25 km away.

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