Bernsdorf, Upper Lusatia
Bernsdorf (Sorbian languages: Njedźichow) is a town with 6,427 inhabitants in the district of Bautzen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of Kamenz and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of Hoyerswerda.
|Municipal assoc.||Bernartice (Trutnov District)|
|• Mayor||Harry Habel (CDU)|
|• Total||59.65 km2 (23.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||152 m (499 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||BZ, BIW, HY, KM|
Within Prussian Silesia (Province of Silesia 1815–1919 and 1938–41, Province of Lower Silesia 1919–38 and 1941–45), Bernsdorf was part of Landkreis Hoyerswerda. Within the East German Bezirk Cottbus, it was part of Kreis Hoyerswerda. With German reunification in 1990, Bernsdorf became part of Saxony.
Bernsdorf is twinned with:
Sons and daughters of the cityEdit
- Gerhard Möhwald (1920–2012), former mayor and honorary citizen
- Christian Rudolph (born 1949), athlete (hurdles)
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