Döbeln (district)

Coordinates: 51°07′12″N 13°06′36″E / 51.12000°N 13.11000°E / 51.12000; 13.11000
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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.

Coat of arms of Döbeln
Coordinates: 51°07′12″N 13°06′36″E / 51.12000°N 13.11000°E / 51.12000; 13.11000
Adm. regionLeipzig
 • Total424 km2 (164 sq mi)
 • Total77,900
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationDL

Döbeln was a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It ended in 2008.

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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