Nordsachsen

Nordsachsen ("North Saxony") is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

Nordsachsen
Coat of arms of Nordsachsen
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
CapitalTorgau
Area
 • Total2,020 km2 (780 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total197,741
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationTDO, DZ, EB, TG, TO, OZ
Websitewww.landkreis-nordsachsen.de

HistoryEdit

The district was established by merging the former districts of Delitzsch and Torgau-Oschatz as part of the district reform of August 2008.

On 10 December 2009 the district council adopted the district's new coat of arms.

“Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules between two pallets wavy Azure.”

GeographyEdit

The district is located in the plains north and east of Leipzig. The main rivers of the district are the Mulde and the Elbe. The district borders (from the west and clockwise) the states Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg, the districts of Meißen, Mittelsachsen and Leipzig, and the urban district Leipzig.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Düben
  2. Belgern-Schildau
  3. Dahlen
  4. Delitzsch
  5. Dommitzsch
  6. Eilenburg
  7. Mügeln
  8. Oschatz
  9. Schkeuditz
  10. Taucha
  11. Torgau
  1. Arzberg
  2. Beilrode
  3. Cavertitz
  4. Doberschütz
  5. Dreiheide
  6. Elsnig
  7. Jesewitz
  8. Krostitz
  9. Laußig
  10. Liebschützberg
  1. Löbnitz
  2. Mockrehna
  3. Naundorf
  4. Rackwitz
  5. Schönwölkau
  6. Trossin
  7. Wermsdorf
  8. Wiedemar
  9. Zschepplin

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Landkreis Nordsachsen at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°30′N 12°45′E / 51.500°N 12.750°E / 51.500; 12.750