Elsterheide, in Sorbian Halštrowska hola, is a municipality in the district of Bautzen, in Saxony, Germany.

Elsterheide
Coat of arms of Elsterheide
Coat of arms
Location of Elsterheide within Bautzen district
Elsterheide in BZ.svg
Elsterheide is located in Germany
Elsterheide
Elsterheide
Elsterheide is located in Saxony
Elsterheide
Elsterheide
Coordinates: 51°30′N 14°10′E / 51.500°N 14.167°E / 51.500; 14.167Coordinates: 51°30′N 14°10′E / 51.500°N 14.167°E / 51.500; 14.167
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Subdivisions8
Government
 • MayorDietmar Koark (CDU)
Area
 • Total126.85 km2 (48.98 sq mi)
Elevation
128 m (420 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,461
 • Density27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
02979
Dialling codes03571 oder 03564
Vehicle registrationBZ, BIW, HY, KM
Websitewww.elsterheide.de
Nardt
War graves in Nardt
Church in Bluno

The municipality is part of the recognized Sorbian settlement area in Saxony. Upper Sorbian has an official status next to German.

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Elsterheide was formed in 1995 by merging the former municipalities of Neuwiese, Sabrodt, Nardt, Klein Partwitz, Seidewinkel, Tätzschwitz, Bluno and Geierswalde. Within Prussian Silesia (Province of Silesia 1815–1919 and 1938–41, Province of Lower Silesia 1919–38 and 1941–45), all of these municipalities were part of Landkreis Hoyerswerda. Within the East German Bezirk Cottbus, they were part of Kreis Hoyerswerda. With German unification in 1990, they became part of Saxony.

ReferencesEdit

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