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Wittenberg (district)

Adm. Region:Dessau
Area:1,508.01 km²
Inhabitants:127,919 (2002)
pop. density:85 inh./km²
Car identification:WB

Wittenberg is a district (Kreis) in the east of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from west clockwise) Bitterfeld, the district-free city Dessau, Anhalt-Zerbst, the districts Potsdam-Mittelmark, Teltow-Fläming and Elbe-Elster in Brandenburg, and the districts Torgau-Oschatz und Delitzsch in Saxony.

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


In 1994 the district was merged with the district Jessen and a small part of the district Gräfenhainichen.


The main rivers in the district are the Elbe and its tributary, the Schwarze Elster.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms show two swords, which is the symbol of a Fieldmarshall in the Holy Roman Empire. The counts of Saxony were appointed with this title, and therefore added the symbol to their coat of arms. The center of the principality of Saxony was located in the area now covered by the district.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Annaburg¹
  2. Bad Schmiedeberg¹
  3. Gräfenhainichen¹
  4. Jessen
  5. Kemberg¹
  6. Wittenberg
  7. Prettin¹
  8. Pretzsch¹
  9. Seyda¹
  10. Zahna¹

¹ administered in a Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
  1. Annaburg
  2. Bad Schmiedeberg
  3. Bergwitzsee
  4. Elbe-Heideland-Gemeinden
  5. Elster-Seyda-Klöden
  6. Heideck-Prettin
  7. Holzdorf
  8. Kemberg
  9. Mühlengrund
  10. Südfläming
  11. Tor zur Dübener Heide
  12. Zahna
  13. Zschornewitz-Möhlau

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