Muldentalkreis Rural District

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Muldentalkreis
Saxony mtl.png
Country Germany
StateSaxony
Adm. regionLeipzig
CapitalGrimma
Area
 • Total892.62 km2 (344.64 sq mi)
Population
(2001)
 • Total135,459
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMTL
Websitehttp://www.lra-mtl.de

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

The district was formed in 1994 when the two old districts of Grimma and Wurzen were joined together. A few municipalities from other districts around Bad Lausick were added as well.

Geography[change | change source]

The district is named after its major river, the Mulde - the name German: Muldental means English: Valley of the Mulde. The Mulde is starts in the south of the district where two smaller rivers, the Freiberger Mulde and the Zwickauer Mulde join.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The silver lines in the coat of arms are for the river Mulde and its two source arms. The green colour is for the forests of the district, and the three flower symbols stand for the two previous districts and the municipalities from other districts which were joined together to make the current district.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Lausick
  2. Brandis
  3. Colditz
  4. Grimma
  5. Mutzschen
  6. Naunhof
  7. Nerchau
  8. Trebsen (Mulde)
  9. Wurzen
  1. Belgershain
  2. Bennewitz
  3. Borsdorf
  4. Falkenhain
  5. Großbothen
  6. Hohburg
  7. Machern
  8. Otterwisch
  9. Parthenstein
  10. Zschadraß
  11. Thallwitz
  12. Thümmlitzwalde

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