Oberspreewald-Lausitz

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Oberspreewald-Lausitz
Flag of Oberspreewald-Lausitz
Flag
Coat of arms of Oberspreewald-Lausitz
Coat of arms
Brandenburg osl.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°35′N 14°0′E / 51.583°N 14.000°E / 51.583; 14.000
Country Germany
StateBrandenburg
CapitalSenftenberg
Area
 • Total1,216.6 km2 (469.7 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total111,962
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationOSL
Websitehttp://www.osl-online.de

Oberspreewald-Lausitz (Low Sorbian: Wokrejs Górne Błota-Łužyca) is a Kreis (district) in the southern part of Brandenburg, Germany.

Geography[change | change source]

The Spree river runs through the district; along its banks there is the Spreewald, a wooded area and home of several rare animals. The district is part of the historic region of Lusatia.

History[change | change source]

The district was made in 1993 by joining the old districts Calau and Senftenberg and small part of the district Bad Liebenwerda.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows a red bull (the symbol of the Lower Lusatia region), for the former district Calau. The city wall in the bottom part is an old symbol of the Upper Lusatia region, and also represents the former district Senftenberg. The shield with a lion is the symbol of the county of Meißen. This is because the municipalities of the Bad Liebenwerda were part of the county.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Amt-free towns Ämter
  1. Calau
  2. Großräschen
  3. Lauchhammer
  4. Lübbenau
  5. Schwarzheide
  6. Senftenberg
  7. Vetschau


Amt-free municipalities

  1. Schipkau

1. Altdöbern

  1. Altdöbern1
  2. Bronkow
  3. Luckaitztal
  4. Neupetershain
  5. Neu-Seeland

2. Ortrand

  1. Frauendorf
  2. Großkmehlen
  3. Kroppen
  4. Lindenau
  5. Ortrand1, 2
  6. Tettau

3. Ruhland

  1. Grünewald
  2. Guteborn
  3. Hermsdorf
  4. Hohenbocka
  5. Ruhland1, 2
  6. Schwarzbach
1seat of the Amt; 2town

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2016 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 2016.

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