Neukirch/Lausitz

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Neukirch/Lausitz
Location of Neukirch/Lausitz within Bautzen district
Neukirch-Lausitz in BZ.svg
Neukirch/Lausitz is located in Germany
Neukirch/Lausitz
Neukirch/Lausitz
Neukirch/Lausitz is located in Saxony
Neukirch/Lausitz
Neukirch/Lausitz
Coordinates: 51°6′N 14°19′E / 51.100°N 14.317°E / 51.100; 14.317Coordinates: 51°6′N 14°19′E / 51.100°N 14.317°E / 51.100; 14.317
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Government
 • MayorJens Zeiler
Area
 • Total21.32 km2 (8.23 sq mi)
Elevation
325 m (1,066 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,879
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01904
Dialling codes035951
Vehicle registrationBZ, BIW, HY, KM
Websitewww.neukirch-lausitz.de

Neukirch/Lausitz (Sorbian: Wjazońca) is a municipality in upper Lusatia (Lausitz) in the district of Bautzen in Saxony in eastern Germany. It belongs to the district of Bautzen and is situated in several valleys of the mountain region Lausitzer Bergland near the hill "Valtenberg" that reaches about 587 metres. It has about 5,066 inhabitants (December 2015) in an area of 21.32 km², a population density of 240 per km².

Geography and History[edit]

At the Valtenberg there is the source of the river Wesenitz. Nearby communities are Doberschau-Gaußig, Wilthen, Steinigtwolmsdorf and Schmölln-Putzkau in the district of Bautzen and Hohwald in the district of Saxon Switzerland The distance to the biggest towns of the region is 15 km to Bautzen and 12 km to the city of Bischofswerda.

Neukirch was first mentioned in writing in 1222. The Battle of Bautzen in 1813 between the French and the Russian army took place nearby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.