Schkeuditz

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Schkeuditz
Coat of arms of Schkeuditz
Coat of arms
Schkeuditz   is located in Germany
Schkeuditz
Schkeuditz
Coordinates: 51°24′0″N 12°13′0″E / 51.40000°N 12.21667°E / 51.40000; 12.21667Coordinates: 51°24′0″N 12°13′0″E / 51.40000°N 12.21667°E / 51.40000; 12.21667
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Nordsachsen
Government
 • Mayor Rayk Bergner
Area
 • Total 79.36 km2 (30.64 sq mi)
Elevation 91-148 m (−395 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,443
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04435
Dialling codes 034204
Vehicle registration TDO
Website www.schkeuditz.de
Town center

Schkeuditz (German pronunciation: [ˈʃkɔʏdɪts]) is a town in the district of Nordsachsen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the White Elster river, 12 km northwest of Leipzig. Leipzig/Halle Airport is located in Schkeuditz. The letter processing center for the greater Leipzig region is also located in Schkeuditz. Schkeuditz is also known for the first Autobahnkreuz in Germany called the "Schkeuditzer Kreuz"[2]

Population over time[edit]

The population development over time is given in the following table. Like many towns in east Germany, the population is lower today than just after reunification.

  • 1885: 4,592
  • 1910: 7,462
  • 1925: 7,936
  • 1933: 13,548
  • 1939: 14,846
  • 1950: 18,913
  • 1971: 16,392
  • 1981: 14,208
  • 1988: 15,173
  • 1990: 19,473*
  • 1998: 17,285
  • 2001: 19,027
  • 2003: 18,702
  • 2005: 18,594
  • 2007: 18,150
  • 2011: 17,413
  • 2012: 16,877
  • 2013: 16,961
  • 2017: 17,587[3]

* using the current town boundaries (Am: city limits). The town boundaries have expanded over time as shown in the following section.

Annexations[edit]

Former District Date Comment
Bienitz 1 January 2000 only Dölzig and Kleinliebenau
Dölzig 1st Januar 1994 Merged with Burghausen and Rückmarsdorf to Bienitz
Freiroda 1 March 1994 Merged with Radefeld
Gerbisdorf 1 December 1972 Merged with Freiroda
Glesien 1 January 1999
Hayna 1 July 1973 Merged with Radefeld
Kleinliebenau 1 January 1957 Merged with Dölzig
Kursdorf 1 January 1994
Lössen 1 July 1950 Merged with Wolteritz
Radefeld 1 January 1999 Teilausgliederung nach Leipzig (7 Einwohner)
Wehlitz 1 July 1950
Wolteritz 1 March 1994 Annexed Radefeld

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