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Adm. Region:Halle
Area:804.66 km²
Inhabitants:132,180 (2002)
pop. density:164 inh./km²
Car identification:MQ

Merseburg-Querfurt is a district (Kreis) in the south of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from northwest clockwise) Sangerhausen, Mansfelder Land, Saalkreis, the district-free city Halle, the districts Delitzsch and Leipziger Land in Saxony, the districts Weißenfels and Burgenlandkreis, and the Kyffhäuserkreis in Thuringia.

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 by merging the previous districts Merseburg and Querfurt.


The main river of the district is the Saale.

Coat of arms

The cross in the topleft and bottomright quarter of the coat of arms is the symbols of the diocese of Merseburg. The horizontal red-and-white bars in the other two quarters are the symbol of the Lords of Querfurt. The coat of arms thus combines the symbols of the two precursor districts.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Dürrenberg¹
  2. Bad Lauchstädt
  3. Braunsbedra¹
  4. Leuna
  5. Merseburg¹
  6. Mücheln (Geiseltal)¹
  7. Querfurt
  8. Schafstädt¹
  9. Schraplau¹
¹ administered in a
  1. Bad Dürrenberg
  2. Forst Hermannseck
  3. Kötzschau
  4. Laucha-Schwarzeiche
  5. Merseburg
  6. Oberes Geiseltal
  7. Saale-Elster-Aue
  8. Unteres Geiseltal
  9. Wein-Weida-Land
  10. Weitzschker-Weidatal

External links