|pop. density:||90 inh./km²|
The Bördekreis is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Ohrekreis, district-free Magdeburg, Schönebeck, Aschersleben-Staßfurt, Quedlinburg, Halberstadt and the district Helmstedt in Lower Saxony.
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4 Coat of arms
5 Towns and municipalities
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The district was created in 1994 when the two districts Oschersleben and Wanzleben were merged. Both precursor districts were created in 1816 under the prussian government, and only underwent small changes in the time until their inclusion into the new district.
The district got its name from the landscape it is located in, the Magdeburger Börde. Due to the fertile loess soil it was an agricultural area for long time already.
The highest elevation is the Heidberg (211 m) east of Sommersdorf. There are several small rivers in the district, the most known one is the Aller.
|The coat of arms show two symbols for the agricultural history of the district, an ear and a scythe. The wavy line symbolizes the many small rivers in the district.|