Döbeln Rural District

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The title of this article contains the character ö. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Doebeln Rural District.


Döbeln
District
Coordinates: 51°07′N 13°07′E / 51.12°N 13.11°E / 51.12; 13.11Coordinates: 51°07′N 13°07′E / 51.12°N 13.11°E / 51.12; 13.11
Country  Germany
State Saxony
Adm. region Leipzig
Capital Döbeln
Area
 • Total 424 km2 (164 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 77,900
 • Density 183.7/km2 (475.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration DL

Döbeln is a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

History[change | change source]

The region was originally populated by Sorbian peoples. The present borders of the district were made in 1952, when the government of East Germany formed the new districts. Döbeln is one of the few districts which have not been changed after the German reunification.

Geography[change | change source]

The district is on the banks of the Freiberger Mulde in the triangle between the cities of Dresden, Leipzig and Chemnitz.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The lion is the heraldic animal of Saxony. Green and white are the colours of the flag of Saxony. The shield on the right side displays the arms of the city of Döbeln.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Döbeln
  2. Hartha
  3. Leisnig
  4. Roßwein
  5. Waldheim
  1. Bockelwitz
  2. Ebersbach
  3. Großweitzschen
  4. Mochau
  5. Niederstriegis
  6. Ostrau
  7. Ziegra-Knobelsdorf
  8. Zschaitz-Ottewig

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