Bezirk Potsdam

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

Bezirk Potsdam
District
Coat of arms of Bezirk Potsdam
Coat of arms
Location of Bezirk Potsdam within the German Democratic Republic
Location of Bezirk Potsdam within the German Democratic Republic
Coordinates: 52°30′N 13°0′E / 52.500°N 13.000°E / 52.500; 13.000
CountryGerman Democratic Republic
Subdivisions15 Kreise and 2 Stadtkreise
Formed1952
Dissolved1990
SeatPotsdam
Area
 • Total12,568 km2 (4,853 sq mi)
Population
 (1989)[1]
 • Total1,123,800
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationD, P

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.

GeographyEdit

PositionEdit

The Bezirk Potsdam was the largest Bezirk in the GDR and the only one bordering with West Berlin. In addition, it bordered with East Berlin and the Bezirke of Schwerin, Neubrandenburg, Frankfurt (Oder), Cottbus, Halle and Magdeburg.

SubdivisionEdit

The Bezirk was divided into 15 Kreise: 2 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 15 rural districts (Landkreise):

ReferencesEdit

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