Spree-Neiße

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Spree-Neiße
Flag of Spree-Neiße
Flag
Coat of arms of Spree-Neiße
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°41′N 14°24′E / 51.683°N 14.400°E / 51.683; 14.400
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
CapitalForst
Area
 • Total1,647.8 km2 (636.2 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total116,826
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSPN
Websitelandkreis-spree-neisse.de

Spree-Neiße (Lower Sorbian: Wokrejs Sprjewja-Nysa) is a Kreis (district) in the southern part of Brandenburg, Germany. The district-free city of Cottbus is completely surrounded by the district. To the east is Poland.

The district was started in 1993 by joining the old districts Cottbus-Land, Forst, Guben and Spremberg.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms has four quarters, one for each of the old districts. The crayfish in the topleft symbolizes Cottbus-Land, and is also present in the coat of arms of the city of Cottbus. The lion in the topright is the symbol of the Kingdom of Bohemia, as Spremberg was owned by the Bohemian kings. The deer antler in the bottomright symbolizes Forst, and was taken from the coat of arms of the Lords of Biberstein. The crown in the bottomleft represents the kings of Bohemia again, but this time symbolizing Guben.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Amt-free towns Ämter
  1. Drebkau
  2. Forst, Lausitz
  3. Guben
  4. Spremberg
  5. Welzow


Amt-free municipalities

  1. Kolkwitz
  2. Neuhausen/Spree
  3. Schenkendöbern

1. Burg (Spreewald)

  1. Briesen
  2. Burg1
  3. Dissen-Striesow
  4. Guhrow
  5. Schmogrow-Fehrow
  6. Werben

2. Döbern-Land

  1. Döbern1, 2
  2. Felixsee
  3. Groß Schacksdorf-Simmersdorf
  4. Hornow-Wadelsdorf
  5. Jämlitz-Klein Düben
  6. Neiße-Malxetal
  7. Tschernitz
  8. Wiesengrund

3. Peitz

  1. Drachhausen
  2. Drehnow
  3. Heinersbrück
  4. Jänschwalde
  5. Peitz1, 2
  6. Tauer
  7. Teichland
  8. Turnow-Preilack
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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