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Adm. Region:Halle
Area:1,040.91 km²
Inhabitants:143,340 (2000)
pop. density:138 inh./km²
Car identification:BLK

The Burgenlandkreis is a district (Kreis) in the south of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Merseburg-Querfurt, Weißenfels, Leipziger Land, Aschersleben-Staßfurt, Altenburger Land, Greiz, district-free Gera, Saale-Holzland, Weimarer Land, Sömmerda and the Kyffhäuserkreis.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Partnerships
4 Coat of arms
5 Towns and municipalities
6 External links


The district was created in 1994 when the districts Naumburg, Nebra and Zeitz were merged.


Main rivers in the district are the Saale and its affluent Unstrut, and also in the south of the district the Weiße Elster. The highest elevation is the Seeligenbornberg (355 m), the lowest elevation is in the Saale valley near Gosek (97.8m).

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show a city wall in the bottom part, symbolizing the many castles in the district which also gave it its name. The nine grapes symbolize the viticulture in the area around Freyburg, one of the northernmost wine areas of Europe. The sword and key in the top part are the symbols of St. Peter and St. Paul, the patrons of the cathedrals in Naumburg and Zeitz. These two symbols were taken from the coat of arms of the Zeitz district when it was incorporated into the Burgenlandkreis.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Bibra¹
  2. Freyburg¹
  3. Laucha¹
  4. Naumburg
  5. Nebra¹
  6. Osterfeld¹
  7. Stößen¹
  8. Zeitz
¹ administered together with the sorrounding Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
  1. An der Finne
  2. Bad Kösen
  3. Dreiländereck
  4. Droyßiger-Zeitzer-Forst
  5. Elsteraue
  6. Finne
  7. Freyburger Land
  8. Heidegrund
  9. Laucha (Unstrut)
  10. Maibach-Nödlitztal
  11. Mittlere Unstrut
  12. Schnaudertal
  13. Wethautal

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