Lohsa (Sorbian: Łaz) is a municipality (German: Einheitsgemeinde) in the district of Bautzen, in Saxony, Germany.

Lohsa/Łaz
Coat of arms of Lohsa/Łaz
Coat of arms
Location of Lohsa/Łaz within Bautzen district
Lohsa in BZ.svg
Lohsa/Łaz is located in Germany
Lohsa/Łaz
Lohsa/Łaz
Lohsa/Łaz is located in Saxony
Lohsa/Łaz
Lohsa/Łaz
Coordinates: 51°23′2″N 14°24′12″E / 51.38389°N 14.40333°E / 51.38389; 14.40333Coordinates: 51°23′2″N 14°24′12″E / 51.38389°N 14.40333°E / 51.38389; 14.40333
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Government
 • MayorThomas Leberecht (CDU)
Area
 • Total134.36 km2 (51.88 sq mi)
Elevation
114 m (374 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,271
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
02999
Dialling codes035724/035726
Vehicle registrationBZ, BIW, HY, KM
WebsiteEinheitsgemeinde Lohsa

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.

VillagesEdit

Several villages belong to the municipality:

Economy and InfrastructureEdit

EducationEdit

The municipality of Lohsa has a primary school in Groß Särchen and a secondary school.

TrafficEdit

To the east of the municipality runs the B 156, to the west the B 96, via which the B 97 to the northwest can be reached. Lohsa is connected to the Niesky-Hoyerswerda(-Falkenberg (Elster)-Roßlau (Elbe)) railway line by a demand stop. The RB 64 line (Hoyerswerda-Görlitz) operates here as Seenland-Neisse-Shuttle.

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Lohsa at Wikimedia Commons