Crostwitz, in Sorbian Chrósćicy, is a village and municipality in the center of the German district of Bautzen in Saxony. It belongs to Upper Lusatia and is one of the centres of the Sorbian area in Saxony.

Crostwitz/Chrósćicy
Crostwitz/Chrósćicy seen from the west
Crostwitz/Chrósćicy seen from the west
Coat of arms of Crostwitz/Chrósćicy
Coat of arms
Location of Crostwitz/Chrósćicy within Bautzen district
Crostwitz in BZ.svg
Crostwitz/Chrósćicy is located in Germany
Crostwitz/Chrósćicy
Crostwitz/Chrósćicy
Crostwitz/Chrósćicy is located in Saxony
Crostwitz/Chrósćicy
Crostwitz/Chrósćicy
Coordinates: 51°14′N 14°14′E / 51.233°N 14.233°E / 51.233; 14.233Coordinates: 51°14′N 14°14′E / 51.233°N 14.233°E / 51.233; 14.233
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Municipal assoc.Am Klosterwasser
Subdivisions6
Government
 • MayorMarko Klimann (CDU)
Area
 • Total13.32 km2 (5.14 sq mi)
Elevation
170 m (560 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,035
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01920
Dialling codes035796
Vehicle registrationBZ, BIW, HY, KM
Websitewww.crostwitz.de

GeographyEdit

The village of Crostwitz is situated at between 160 up to 180 metres above sea level on both sides of Satkula brook, which flows into the Klosterwasser not far from the place. The eastern part of the settlement is dominated by the Church's hill, which is bordered by the brook in the south and the west. The larger part of Crostwitz stretches at the west side of Satkula, direction Panschwitz-Kuckau.

HistoryEdit

Crostwitz was first mentioned in 1225 as seat of Henricus de Crostiz. In 1945, the Sorbian Domowina was refounded here only 5 days after the war in this part of Germany ended.

PopulationEdit

Crostwitz is situated in the south-west of the Sorbian heartland and is one of its centres. The major part of the population speaks Sorbian as first language and is of Catholic denomination.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.