Saalekreis is a district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The district seat is Merseburg. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts Kyffhäuserkreis (Thuringia), Mansfeld-Südharz, Salzlandkreis, Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Nordsachsen, Leipzig (both Saxony) and Burgenlandkreis. The district-free city of Halle is surrounded by the Saalekreis.

Saalekreis
Coat of arms of Saalekreis
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
CapitalMerseburg
Area
 • Total1,433 km2 (553 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total184,582
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSK, MER, MQ, QFT
Websitewww.saalekreis.de

HistoryEdit

The district was established by merging the former districts of Merseburg-Querfurt and Saalkreis as part of the district reform of 2007.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

The district Saalekreis consists of the following subdivisions:[2]

Free towns Free municipalities Verbandsgemeinde
  1. Bad Dürrenberg
  2. Bad Lauchstädt
  3. Braunsbedra
  4. Landsberg
  5. Wettin-Löbejün
  6. Merseburg
  7. Mücheln
  8. Querfurt
  1. Kabelsketal
  2. Leuna
  3. Petersberg
  4. Salzatal
  5. Schkopau
  6. Teutschenthal

Weida-Land

  1. Barnstädt
  2. Farnstädt
  3. Nemsdorf-Göhrendorf1
  4. Obhausen
  5. Schraplau2
  6. Steigra
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2018" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).
  2. ^ Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt

Coordinates: 51°24′N 11°50′E / 51.400°N 11.833°E / 51.400; 11.833