Wittenberg (district)


Wittenberg (district)

Infobox German district noregbez
name=Wittenberg
state=Saxony-Anhalt
former regierungsbezirk=Dessau
capital=Wittenberg
area=1,929.89
population=144.972
population_as_of=2006
density=75
carsign=WB
url= [http://www.landkreis-wittenberg.de/ landkreis-wittenberg.de]


Wittenberg is a district ("Kreis") in the east of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Anhalt-Bitterfeld, the district-free city of Dessau-Roßlau, the districts of Potsdam-Mittelmark, Teltow-Fläming and Elbe-Elster in Brandenburg, and the districts of Torgau-Oschatz and Delitzsch in the Free State of Saxony.

History

In 1994 the district was merged with the district of Jessen and a small part of the district of Gräfenhainichen. In 2007, 27 municipalities from the former district Anhalt-Zerbst were added to the district of Wittenberg.

Geography

The main rivers in the district are the Elbe and its tributary, the Schwarze Elster.

Coat of arms

After the resolution of 6 October 2005, as part of municipal reform, the 27 towns and communities of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaften of Coswig and Wörlitzer Winkel, formerly in the Anhalt-Zerbst district, were assigned to Wittenberg district on 1 July 2007.

External links

* [http://www.landkreis-wittenberg.de Official website] de icon


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