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Leipziger Land

Adm. Region:Leipzig
Area:752.0 km²
Inhabitants:152,687 (2001)
pop. density:203 inh./km²
Car identification:L

Leipziger Land is a district in Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Delitzsch, the district-free city Leipzig, Muldentalkreis, Mittweida, the district Altenburger Land in Thuringia, and the districts Burgenlandkreis, Weißenfels and Merseburg-Querfurt in Saxony-Anhalt.

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


The history of the region is influenced by the city of Leipzig. See there for more information.

The district was established in 1994 by merging the former districts of Leipzig, Borna and Geithain.


The main river of the district is the Weiße Elster (white elster), which also flows through the city of Leipzig itself. The area south of Leipzig is a big lignite day mining area, which will be recultivated as a lakeland in the near future. The lignite also made the area the main industrial area of East Germany.

Coat of arms

The lion to the right is the symbol of the Counts of Meissen, the vertical blue strips in the bottom is the symbol of the pales of Landsberg. Both symbols are also present in the coat of arms of the city Leipzig. In the left a wavy line on green ground symbolizes the river Weiße Elster.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Böhlen
  2. Borna
  3. Frohburg
  4. Geithain
  5. Groitzsch
  6. Kitzscher
  7. Kohren-Sahlis
  8. Markkleeberg
  9. Markranstädt
  10. Pegau
  11. Regis-Breitingen
  12. Rötha
  13. Zwenkau
  1. Borna
  2. Geithain
  3. Markranstädt
  4. Neukieritzsch
  5. Pegau
  6. Regis-Breitingen
    free Municipalities
  1. Eulatal
  2. Großpösna

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