Görlitz (German: Landkreis Görlitz; Upper Sorbian: Wokrjes Zhorjelc; Czech: Zemský okres Zhorelec) is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is named after its capital Görlitz. It borders (from the west and clockwise) the district of Bautzen, the state of Brandenburg, Poland and the Czech Republic.
|• Total||2,106 km2 (813 sq mi)|
(31 December 2019)
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||GR, LÖB, NOL, NY, WSW, ZI|
The district was established in August 2008 by merging three smaller districts: the district of Löbau-Zittau, Niederschlesischer Oberlausitzkreis (Lower Silesian Upper Lusatia district) and the urban district of Görlitz.
The district comprises the south-eastern part of Lusatia and the western part of Silesia, including parts of the Lusatian Mountains. The Lusatian Neisse forms its eastern border, the Spree flows through the western part of the district.
Coat of armsEdit
The coat of arms of Görlitz district contains references to the various territories the district has been part of in the past. The black eagle with the crescent over its chest refers to Silesia. The crowned lion with two tails refers to Bohemia. The wall refers to the town of Bautzen and Upper Lusatia, and the lime leaves refer to the Sorbian community.
Towns and municipalitiesEdit
Media related to Landkreis Görlitz at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (German)