Großpostwitz (Sorbian Budestecy) is a municipality in the east of Saxony, Germany. It belongs to the district of Bautzen and lies south of the eponymous city.

Großpostwitz/Budestecy
Former train station
Former train station
Coat of arms of Großpostwitz/Budestecy
Coat of arms
Location of Großpostwitz/Budestecy within Bautzen district
Großpostwitz in BZ.svg
Großpostwitz/Budestecy is located in Germany
Großpostwitz/Budestecy
Großpostwitz/Budestecy
Großpostwitz/Budestecy is located in Saxony
Großpostwitz/Budestecy
Großpostwitz/Budestecy
Coordinates: 51°7′N 14°27′E / 51.117°N 14.450°E / 51.117; 14.450Coordinates: 51°7′N 14°27′E / 51.117°N 14.450°E / 51.117; 14.450
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Municipal assoc.Großpostwitz-Obergurig
Subdivisions10
Government
 • MayorFrank Lehmann
Area
 • Total16.42 km2 (6.34 sq mi)
Elevation
241 m (791 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,700
 • Density160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
02692
Dialling codes035938
Vehicle registrationBZ, BIW, HY, KM
Websitewww.grosspostwitz.de

The municipality except Eulowitz is part of the recognized Sorbian settlement area in Saxony. Upper Sorbian has an official status next to German, all villages bear names in both languages.

GeographyEdit

The municipality is situated at the northern edge of the Lausitzer Bergland (Lusatian Hills) along the Spree. The Bundesstraße 96 passes Großpostwitz.

VillagesEdit

Several villages belong to the municipality:

  • Berge (Zahor)
  • Binnewitz (Bónjecy)
  • Cosul (Kózły)
  • Ebendörfel (Bělšecy)
  • Eulowitz (Jiłocy)
  • Großpostwitz (Budestecy)
  • Klein Kunitz (Chójnička)
  • Mehltheuer (Lubjenc)
  • Rascha (Rašow)
  • Denkwitz (Dźenikecy)

HistoryEdit

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Großpostwitz was part of the Kingdom 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.