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The Bezirk Cottbus was a district (Bezirk) of East Germany. The administrative seat and the main town was Cottbus.

Bezirk Cottbus
District
Coat of arms of Bezirk Cottbus
Coat of arms
Location of Bezirk Cottbus within the German Democratic Republic
Location of Bezirk Cottbus within the German Democratic Republic
Coordinates: 51°45′N 14°10′E / 51.750°N 14.167°E / 51.750; 14.167
CountryGerman Democratic Republic
Subdivisions14 Kreise and 1 Stadtkreis
Formed1952
Dissolved1990
SeatCottbus
Area
 • Total8,262 km2 (3,190 sq mi)
Population
 (1989)[1]
 • Total884,700
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationZ

HistoryEdit

The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Brandenburg. However, districts of Hoyerswerda and Weißwasser went to Saxony and ones of Bad Liebenwerda, Jessen and Herzberg went to Saxony-Anhalt.

GeographyEdit

PositionEdit

The Bezirk Cottbus, mainly located in Brandenburg and partly in Saxony (Hoyerswerda), bordered with the Bezirke of Frankfurt (Oder), Potsdam, Halle, Leipzig and Dresden. It bordered also with Poland.

SubdivisionEdit

The Bezirk was divided into 15 Kreise: 1 urban district (Stadtkreis) and 14 rural districts (Landkreise):

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989

External linksEdit

  Media related to Cottbus District (GDR) at Wikimedia Commons