Dessau (region)

Dessau was one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, located in the east of the country.

Dessau
Regierungsbezirk Dessau
Map of Saxony-Anhalt highlighting the former Regierungsbezirk of Dessau
Map of Saxony-Anhalt highlighting the former Regierungsbezirk of Dessau
Coordinates: 51°50′N 12°20′E / 51.83°N 12.33°E / 51.83; 12.33Coordinates: 51°50′N 12°20′E / 51.83°N 12.33°E / 51.83; 12.33
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
Disestablished2004-01-01
Region seatDessau
Area
 • Total4,280.26 km2 (1,652.62 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total529,571
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1990 from parts of Regierungsbezirk Halle, the Dessau government region was disbanded on January 1, 2004 . Its functions were taken over by the Landesverwaltungsamt, which has three offices at the former seats of the Bezirksregierungen.

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