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Jerichower Land

Adm. Region:Magdeburg
Area:1,336.63 km²
Inhabitants:98,897 (2002)
pop. density:74 inh./km²
Car identification:JL

Jerichower Land is a district (Kreis) in the north-east of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from south clockwise) Anhalt-Zerbst, Schönebeck, the district-free city Magdeburg, Ohrekreis, Stendal, and the districts Havelland and Potsdam-Mittelmark in Brandenburg.

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


In 1816 the area of the district became part of prussian province Saxony, and was split administratively into three districts, Jerichow I, Jerichow II and Ziesar. The district Ziesar was added into Jerichow I in 1826.

After World War II the districts were rearranged. Some area of the two districts was added to the neighboring districts Havelberg, Rathenow, Brandenburg, Loburg and Zerbst. The two districts were also renamed after their administrative seats, thus Jerichow became Burg, and Jerichow II became Genthin. In 1952 the district Burg was split into two parts, however in 1957 the district Loburg was recombined with the district Burg.

In 1994 the two districts were merged, and adopted the historical name.

The name of the district derives from the city Jerichow, which derives from a Slavic name - it is not related with the city Jericho.


Main rivers in the district are the Elbe, the Havel, and the Elbe-Havel canal.

Coat of arms

The vertical bars in the left half of the coat of arms symbolize the Elbe-Havel canal, while the crane in the right symbolizes the nature in the district. Cranes are common birds in the district.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Burg
  2. Genthin
  3. Gommern¹
  4. Jerichow¹
  5. Möckern¹

¹ administered in a
  1. Biederitz
  2. Fläming-Fiener
  3. Gommern
  4. Jerichow
  5. Möckern
  6. Möser
  7. Stremme-Nordfiener
    free Municipalities
  1. Elbe-Parey

External links