Leipziger Land Rural District

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Leipziger Land
District
Coordinates: 51°10′N 12°27′E / 51.16°N 12.45°E / 51.16; 12.45Coordinates: 51°10′N 12°27′E / 51.16°N 12.45°E / 51.16; 12.45
Country  Germany
State Saxony
Adm. region Leipzig
Capital Borna
Area
 • Total 752.0 km2 (290.3 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 152,687
 • Density 203.041/km2 (525.87/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration L

Leipziger Land is a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is southwest of the city of Leipzig. Leipzig City has its own government.

History[change | edit source]

The district was formed in 1994 by joining the old districts of Leipzig, Borna and Geithain.

The area south of Leipzig City is a big lignite mining area. It will be turned lakeland in the near future. The lignite made the Leipzig area the biggest industrial part of East Germany.

Coat of arms[change | edit source]

Coat of arms The lion to the right is the symbol of the Counts of Meißen, the vertical blue stripes (called pales in heraldry) in the bottom are the symbol of Landsberg. Both symbols are also in the coat of arms of the city of Leipzig. In the left a wavy line on green ground is for the river Weiße Elster.

Towns and municipalities[change | edit source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Böhlen
  2. Borna
  3. Frohburg
  4. Geithain
  5. Groitzsch
  6. Kitzscher
  7. Kohren-Sahlis
  8. Markkleeberg
  9. Markranstädt
  10. Pegau
  11. Regis-Breitingen
  12. Rötha
  13. Zwenkau
  1. Deutzen
  2. Elstertrebnitz
  3. Espenhain
  4. Eulatal
  5. Großpösna
  6. Kitzen
  7. Lobstädt
  8. Narsdorf
  9. Neukieritzsch

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