|Country||German Democratic Republic|
|Subdivisions||14 Kreise and 1 Stadtkreis|
|o Total||8,262 km2 (3,190 sq mi)|
|o Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Brandenburg. However, districts of Hoyerswerda and Weißwasser went to Saxony and ones of Bad Liebenwerda, Jessen and Herzberg went to Saxony-Anhalt.
The Bezirk was divided into 15 Kreise: 1 urban district (Stadtkreis) and 14 rural districts (Landkreise):
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