Bennewitz is a municipality in the Leipzig district in Saxony, Germany.

Bennewitz
Coat of arms of Bennewitz
Location of Bennewitz within Leipzig district
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Bennewitz is located in Germany
Bennewitz
Bennewitz
Bennewitz is located in Saxony
Bennewitz
Bennewitz
Coordinates: 51°21′35″N 12°42′41″E / 51.35972°N 12.71139°E / 51.35972; 12.71139Coordinates: 51°21′35″N 12°42′41″E / 51.35972°N 12.71139°E / 51.35972; 12.71139
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
Subdivisions12
Government
 • Mayor (2020–27) Bernd Laqua[1]
Area
 • Total46.42 km2 (17.92 sq mi)
Elevation
117 m (384 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total5,014
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
04828
Dialling codes03425
Vehicle registrationL
Websitewww.gemeinde-bennewitz.de

HistoryEdit

Today Bennewitz is a cluster of several villages administered by Bennewitz village. The main village of Bennewitz is one of the oldest settlements in the Mulde-valley. It is probably named after Bono or Bonislaw who settled here about 1200 years ago. The name is of Sorbian (see: Wends) origin, as many geographical names in the area. Its old village core has the shape of a typical Sorbian (Wendish) 'Rundling' village.

TransportEdit

Bennewitz is situated at the intersection of highway B6 and highway B107. The former connects it with the metropolitan area of Leipzig. The village has a train station which is served by local commuter trains.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse 2020, Freistaat Sachsen, accessed 10 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2021" (XLS) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen. 2022.