Görlitz (district)

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.

Görlitz
Coat of arms of Görlitz
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
Capital{{{capital}}}
Area
 • Total2,106 km2 (813 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total252,725
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationGR, LÖB, NOL, NY, WSW, ZI
Websitewww.kreis-görlitz.de

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

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

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Muskau
  2. Bernstadt auf dem Eigen
  3. Ebersbach-Neugersdorf
  4. Görlitz
  5. Herrnhut
  6. Löbau
  7. Neusalza-Spremberg
  8. Niesky
  9. Ostritz
  10. Reichenbach
  11. Rothenburg
  12. Seifhennersdorf
  13. Weißwasser
  14. Zittau
  1. Beiersdorf
  2. Bertsdorf-Hörnitz
  3. Boxberg
  4. Dürrhennersdorf
  5. Gablenz
  6. Groß Düben
  7. Großschönau
  8. Großschweidnitz
  9. Hähnichen
  10. Hainewalde
  11. Hohendubrau
  12. Horka
  13. Jonsdorf
  1. Kodersdorf
  2. Königshain
  3. Kottmar
  4. Krauschwitz
  5. Kreba-Neudorf
  6. Lawalde
  7. Leutersdorf
  8. Markersdorf
  9. Mittelherwigsdorf
  10. Mücka
  11. Neißeaue
  12. Oderwitz
  13. Olbersdorf
  1. Oppach
  2. Oybin
  3. Quitzdorf am See
  4. Rietschen
  5. Rosenbach
  6. Schleife
  7. Schönau-Berzdorf
  8. Schönbach
  9. Schöpstal
  10. Trebendorf
  11. Vierkirchen
  12. Waldhufen
  13. Weißkeißel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Landkreis Görlitz at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°10′N 14°50′E / 51.167°N 14.833°E / 51.167; 14.833