Riesa-Großenhain


Riesa-Großenhain

Infobox German district
name=Riesa-Großenhain
state=Saxony
dissolved = 2008-08-01
capital=Großenhain
regierungsbezirk=Dresden
area=820.51
population=120,539
population_as_of=2001
density=147
carsign=RG
url=http://www.riesa-grossenhain.de

Riesa-Großenhain was a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It was bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of
Elbe-Elster and Oberspreewald-Lausitz in Brandenburg, Kamenz, Meißen, Döbeln and Torgau-Oschatz.

History

The district was created in 1994 by merging the two previous districts Riesa and Großenhain. In August 2008, it was incorporated into the district of Meißen.

Geography

The district is situated in the plain countryside north of the virtual line connecting Leipzig and Dresden. The main river is the Elbe which runs through the district from south to northwest.

Coat of arms

Towns and municipalities

External links

* [http://www.riesa-grossenhain.de Official website] (German)


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