Delitzsch (district)

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Landkreis Delitzsch
Coat of arms of Landkreis Delitzsch
Saxony dz.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°31′48″N 12°20′24″E / 51.53000°N 12.34000°E / 51.53000; 12.34000
Adm. regionLeipzig
 • Total852 km2 (329 sq mi)
 • Total129,100
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationDZ

Delitzsch is a former rural district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

History[change | change source]

After the Congress of Vienna in 1815 Saxony had to give a lot of its land to Prussia, including the region of Delitzsch. The Prussian government made the district of Delitzsch.

Prussia was dissolved after the end of the Nazi era. Delitzsch was made a part of the new state of Saxony-Anhalt. In 1953 the East German government dissolved the states. After the German reunification in 1990, the states were made again, but now Delitzsch and Eilenburg (two districts made of the former Delitzsch district) were given to Saxony instead of Saxony-Anhalt. The two districts were joined in 1994 and gave the district in its present borders. In 2008 Delitzsch Rural district was merged with Torgau-Oschatz Rural District to Nordsachsen Rural District.

Geography[change | change source]

The district is in the triangle between the big cities of Leipzig, Halle and Bitterfeld. It is mostly countryside, and used for farming. The Mulde River runs through the east part of the district. On the eastern banks there is the Düben Heath (Dübener Heide) nature park.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows:

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Düben
  2. Delitzsch
  3. Eilenburg
  4. Schkeuditz
  5. Taucha
  1. Doberschütz
  2. Jesewitz
  3. Krostitz
  4. Laußig
  5. Löbnitz
  6. Neukyhna
  1. Rackwitz
  2. Schönwölkau
  3. Wiedemar
  4. Zschepplin
  5. Zwochau

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