Elstra (Sorbian: Halštrow) is a town in the district of Bautzen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Schwarze Elster, 6 kilometres southeast of Kamenz, and 34 kilometres northeast of Dresden. The name "Elstra" is caused by the river Schwarze Elster, which rises in the district Kindisch.
|• Mayor||Frank Wachholz (Runder Tisch Elstra)|
|• Total||32.65 km2 (12.61 sq mi)|
|Elevation||200 m (700 ft)|
|• Density||84/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||BZ, BIW, HY, KM|
The city has only about 2000 citizens and is one of the smallest cities in Germany. The whole municipality has 2807 citizens (in 2016).
Due to the town name's similarity to the word "Elster" (German for magpie), magpies are often used in the twn's self-identity.
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