Neschwitz, Sorbian Njeswačidło, is a municipality in the east of Saxony, Germany. It belongs to the district of Bautzen and lies 14 km northwest of the eponymous city.

Neschwitz/Njeswačidło
Castle
Castle
Coat of arms of Neschwitz/Njeswačidło
Coat of arms
Location of Neschwitz/Njeswačidło within Bautzen district
Neschwitz in BZ.svg
Neschwitz/Njeswačidło is located in Germany
Neschwitz/Njeswačidło
Neschwitz/Njeswačidło
Neschwitz/Njeswačidło is located in Saxony
Neschwitz/Njeswačidło
Neschwitz/Njeswačidło
Coordinates: 51°16′N 14°20′E / 51.267°N 14.333°E / 51.267; 14.333Coordinates: 51°16′N 14°20′E / 51.267°N 14.333°E / 51.267; 14.333
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Municipal assoc.Neschwitz
Subdivisions17
Government
 • MayorGerd Schuster (CDU)
Area
 • Total45.99 km2 (17.76 sq mi)
Elevation
149 m (489 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,425
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
02699
Dialling codes035933, 035937
Vehicle registrationBZ, BIW, HY, KM
Websitewww.neschwitz.de

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.

GeographyEdit

The municipality is situated in the Upper Lusatian flatland.

VillagesEdit

Several villages belong to the municipality:

  • Neschwitz (Njeswačidło)
  • Caßlau (Koslow)
  • Doberschütz (Dobrošicy)
  • Holscha (Holešow)
  • Holschdubrau (Holešowska Dubrawka)
  • Kleinholscha ("Holška")
  • Krinitz (Króńca)
  • Lissahora (Liša Hora)
  • Loga (Łahow)
  • Lomske (Łomsk)
  • Luga (Łuh)
  • Neudorf (Nowa Wjes)
  • Pannewitz (Banecy)
  • Saritsch (Zarěč)
  • Übigau (Wbohow)
  • Weidlitz (Wutołčicy) and
  • Zescha (Šešow)

ReferencesEdit

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