Leipzig (district)


Leipzig (district)

Infobox German district
name=Leipzig
state=Saxony
capital=Borna
regierungsbezirk=Leipzig
area=1,646
population=278,063
population_as_of=2007
density=169
carsign=L
url=http://www.landkreisleipzig.de


Leipzig (official name: "Landkreis Leipzig") is a district ("Kreis") in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is named after the city Leipzig, which is surrounded by the district, but not part of it. It borders (from the west and clockwise) the state Saxony-Anhalt, the urban district Leipzig, the districts Nordsachsen and Mittelsachsen, and the state Thuringia.

History

The district was established by merging the former districts Muldentalkreis and Leipziger Land as part of the district reform of August 2008.

Geography

The district is located in the lowlands around Leipzig. The main rivers of the district are the Mulde, the Weiße Elster and the Pleiße.

Towns and municipalities

External links

* [http://www.landkreisleipzig.de Official website] (German)


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