Braunsbedra is a town in the Saalekreis district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated approximately 11 km southwest of Merseburg.

Braunsbedra
Coat of arms of Braunsbedra
Coat of arms
Location of Braunsbedra within Saalekreis district
Braunsbedra in SK.png
Braunsbedra is located in Germany
Braunsbedra
Braunsbedra
Braunsbedra is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Braunsbedra
Braunsbedra
Coordinates: 51°17′N 11°54′E / 51.283°N 11.900°E / 51.283; 11.900Coordinates: 51°17′N 11°54′E / 51.283°N 11.900°E / 51.283; 11.900
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictSaalekreis
Subdivisions13
Government
 • MayorSteffen Schmitz (CDU)
Area
 • Total74.34 km2 (28.70 sq mi)
Elevation
104 m (341 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,678
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06242
Dialling codes034633
Vehicle registrationSK
Websitewww.braunsbedra.de

It was created after 1945 by the merger of Braunsdorf and Bedra.

Roßbach, famous for the Battle of Rossbach, is one of the local communities; the layout of the land had greatly changed since the battle due to coal mining and then flooding of the abandoned mines to create the Geiseltaler Lakes complex[2]

Palace Bedra, around 1860, Edition by Alexander Duncker

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2018" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).
  2. ^ German wikipedia article