Saalekreis is a district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The district seat is Merseburg. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts Kyffhäuserkreis (Thuringia), Mansfeld-Südharz, Salzlandkreis, Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Nordsachsen, Leipzig (both Saxony) and Burgenlandkreis. The district-free city of Halle is surrounded by the Saalekreis.
The district was established by merging the former districts of Merseburg-Querfurt and Saalkreis as part of the district reform of 2007.
Towns and municipalities
The district Saalekreis consists of the following subdivisions:
- ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden 31.12.2012". Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German). January 2014.
- ^ Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt
Coordinates: 51°24′N 11°50′E / 51.400°N 11.833°E