Görlitz (district)


Görlitz (district)
Görlitz
—  District  —
Country  Germany
State Saxony
Adm. region Dresden
Capital Görlitz
Area
 – Total 2,106 km2 (813.1 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 – Total 276,924
 – Density 131.5/km2 (340.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration GR
Website http://www.kreis-görlitz.de

Görlitz (German: Landkreis Görlitz) is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is named after its capital city Görlitz. It borders (from the west and clockwise) the district of Bautzen, the state Brandenburg, Poland and the Czech Republic.

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History

The district was established by merging the former districts of Löbau-Zittau and Niederschlesischer Oberlausitzkreis (district of Lower Silesian Upper Lusatia) and the urban district Görlitz as part of the district reform of August 2008.

Geography

The district comprises the south-eastern part of Lusatia and west part of Silesia, including part of the Lausitzer Bergland. The Lusatian Neisse forms its eastern border, the Spree flows through the western part of the district.

Coat of arms

Landkreis Görlitz

Black Eagle in coat of arms of Görlitz district refers to the coat of arms of Silesia.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Muskau
  2. Bernstadt auf dem Eigen
  3. Ebersbach-Neugersdorf
  4. Görlitz
  5. Herrnhut
  6. Löbau
  7. Neusalza-Spremberg
  8. Niesky
  9. Ostritz
  10. Reichenbach
  11. Rothenburg
  12. Seifhennersdorf
  13. Weißwasser
  14. Zittau
  1. Beiersdorf
  2. Berthelsdorf
  3. Bertsdorf-Hörnitz
  4. Boxberg
  5. Dürrhennersdorf
  6. Eibau
  7. Gablenz
  8. Groß Düben
  9. Großschönau
  10. Großschweidnitz
  11. Hähnichen
  12. Hainewalde
  13. Hohendubrau
  14. Horka
  15. Jonsdorf
  1. Kodersdorf
  2. Königshain
  3. Krauschwitz
  4. Kreba-Neudorf
  5. Lawalde
  6. Leutersdorf
  7. Markersdorf
  8. Mittelherwigsdorf
  9. Mücka
  10. Neißeaue
  11. Niedercunnersdorf
  12. Obercunnersdorf
  13. Oderwitz
  14. Olbersdorf
  15. Oppach
  1. Oybin
  2. Quitzdorf am See
  3. Rietschen
  4. Rosenbach
  5. Schleife
  6. Schönau-Berzdorf
  7. Schönbach
  8. Schöpstal
  9. Sohland am Rotstein
  10. Trebendorf
  11. Vierkirchen
  12. Waldhufen
  13. Weißkeißel

References

External links

Media related to Landkreis Görlitz at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°10′N 14°50′E / 51.167°N 14.833°E / 51.167; 14.833


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