Königswartha, in Sorbian Rakecy, is a municipality in the east of Saxony, Germany. It belongs to the district of Bautzen and lies 20 km north of the eponymous city.

Königswartha/Rakecy
Grenzsteine Am Marktplatz Königswartha.JPG
Coat of arms of Königswartha/Rakecy
Coat of arms
Location of Königswartha/Rakecy within Bautzen district
Königswartha in BZ.svg
Königswartha/Rakecy is located in Germany
Königswartha/Rakecy
Königswartha/Rakecy
Königswartha/Rakecy is located in Saxony
Königswartha/Rakecy
Königswartha/Rakecy
Coordinates: 51°19′N 14°20′E / 51.317°N 14.333°E / 51.317; 14.333Coordinates: 51°19′N 14°20′E / 51.317°N 14.333°E / 51.317; 14.333
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Government
 • MayorGeorg Paschke (CDU)
Area
 • Total47.04 km2 (18.16 sq mi)
Elevation
141 m (463 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,463
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
02699
Dialling codes035931
Vehicle registrationBZ, BIW, HY, KM
Websitewww.koenigswartha.net

The municipality 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.

"Rakecy" means "men of the cancer". The village was mentioned the first time in 1350.

GeographyEdit

The municipality is situated in the Upper Lusatian flatland. The village stretches along the river Schwarzwasser.

VillagesEdit

Several villages belong to the municipality:

  • Caminau (Kamjenej)
  • Commerau (Komorow)
  • Entenschenke (Kača Korčma)
  • Eutrich (Jitk)
  • Johnsdorf (Jeńšecy)
  • Königswartha (Rakecy)
  • Neudorf (Nowa Wjes)
  • Niesendorf (Niža Wjes)
  • Oppitz (Psowje)
  • Truppen (Trupin)
  • Wartha (Stróža)

ReferencesEdit

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