Bezirk Leipzig
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Bezirk Leipzig
Bezirk Leipzig
District
Coat of arms of Bezirk Leipzig
Coat of arms
Location of Bezirk Leipzig within the German Democratic Republic
Location of Bezirk Leipzig within the German Democratic Republic
Coordinates: 51°20?N 12°45?E / 51.333°N 12.750°E / 51.333; 12.750
CountryGerman Democratic Republic
Subdivisions12 Kreise and 1 Stadtkreis
Formed1952
Dissolved1990
SeatLeipzig
Area
 o Total4,966 km2 (1,917 sq mi)
Population
(1989)[1]
 o Total1,360,900
 o Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationS, U

The Bezirk Leipzig was a district (Bezirk) of East Germany. The administrative seat and the main town was Leipzig.

History

The district was established, with the other 13, on 25 July 1952, substituting the old German states. After 3 October 1990 it was disestablished following German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Saxony except kreise of Altenburg and Schmölln, became part of Thuringia.

Geography

Position

The Bezirk Leipzig, correspondent to the area of the actual Direktionsbezirk Leipzig, bordered with the Bezirke of Halle, Cottbus, Dresden, Karl-Marx-Stadt and Gera.

Subdivision

The Bezirk was divided into 13 Kreise: 1 urban district (Stadtkreis) and 12 rural districts (Landkreise):

See also

References

  1. ^ "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989

External links

Media related to Leipzig District (GDR) at Wikimedia Commons


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