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Area:1,216.6 km²
Inhabitants:139,786 (2002)
pop. density:115 inh./km²
Car identification:OSL

Oberspreewald-Lausitz is a Kreis (district) in the southern part of Brandenburg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Dahme-Spreewald, Spree-Neiße, the districts Kamenz and Riesa-Großenhain in Saxony, and the district Elbe-Elster.

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


The Spree river runs through the district; along its banks there is the Spreewald, a wooded area and habitat of several rare animals. The district is part of the historic region of Lusatia.


The district was formed in 1993 by merging the previous districts Calau and Senftenberg and small part of the district Bad Liebenwerda.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows a red bull as the symbol of the Lower Lusatia region, representing the former district Calau. The city wall in the bottom part is an old symbol of the Upper Lusatia region, and also represents the former district Senftenberg. The shield with a lion is the symbol of the county of Meißen, representing the municipalities of the former district Bad Liebenwerda which were included into the district.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Calau¹
  2. Großräschen
  3. Lauchhammer
  4. Lübbenau¹
  5. Ortrand¹
  6. Ruhland¹
  7. Schwarzheide
  8. Vetschau¹
¹ inside a Amt
  1. Altdöbern
  2. Calau
  3. Ruhland
  4. Ortrand
  5. Lübbenau / Spreewald
  6. Vetschau
    free municipalities
  1. Schipkau

External links