Jerichower Land

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Jerichower Land
Coat of arms of Jerichower Land
Saxony anhalt jl.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°20′N 12°04′E / 52.333°N 12.067°E / 52.333; 12.067
CapitalBurg bei Magdeburg
 • Total1,336.63 km2 (516.08 sq mi)
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total89,403
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationJL

Jerichower Land is a district (Kreis) in the north-east of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

History[change | change source]

After World War II the old Prussian districts of Jerichow were changed. Some areas were given to the neighbouring districts of Havelberg, Rathenow, Brandenburg, Loburg and Zerbst. The two districts were also renamed after their chief town. Jerichow became Burg, and Jerichow II became Genthin. In 1952 the district of Burg was split into two parts, Loburg and Burg.

In 1994 the two districts of Burg and Loburg were merged, and took the old name of Jerichow. In 2007, 6 municipalities from the former district of Anhalt-Zerbst (Hobeck, Lohburg, Lübs, Prödel, Rosian and Schweinitz) were added to Jerichower Land.

The name is from a group of tribes of early Slavic. The name is not connected with how the . city of Jericho.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The vertical bars in the left half of the coat of arms are for the Elbe-Havel canal, while the crane in the right shows the nature in the district. Cranes are common birds in the district.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Free towns Free municipalities
  1. Burg bei Magdeburg
  2. Gommern
  1. Elbe-Parey
  2. Lübs
  1. Biederitz
  2. Gerwisch
  3. Gübs
  4. Hohenwarthe
  5. Königsborn
  6. Körbelitz
  7. Lostau
  8. Möser1
  9. Pietzpuhl
  10. Schermen
  11. Woltersdorf
  1. Brettin
  2. Demsin
  3. Jerichow2
  4. Kade
  5. Karow
  6. Klitsche
  7. Nielebock
  8. Redekin
  9. Roßdorf
  10. Schlagenthin
  11. Wulkow
  12. Zabakuck
  1. Genthin1, 2
  2. Gladau
  3. Paplitz
  4. Tucheim
  1. Dörnitz
  2. Drewitz
  3. Grabow
  4. Hobeck
  5. Krüssau
  6. Küsel
  7. Loburg2
  8. Magdeburgerforth
  9. Möckern1, 2
  10. Reesdorf
  11. Reesen
  12. Rietzel
  13. Rosian
  14. Schopsdorf
  15. Schweinitz
  16. Stresow
  17. Tryppehna
  18. Wallwitz
  19. Wüstenjerichow
  20. Zeddenick
1seat of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft; 2town

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2020" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German). June 2021.

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