Leipzig (district)

Leipzig (official name: Landkreis Leipzig) is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is named after the city Leipzig, which is partly surrounded by the district, but not part of it. It borders (from the west and clockwise) the state Saxony-Anhalt, the urban district Leipzig, the districts Nordsachsen and Mittelsachsen, and the state Thuringia.

Flag of Leipzig
Coat of arms of Leipzig
 • Total1,646 km2 (636 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total258,214
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationL, BNA, GHA, GRM, MTL, WUR


The district is located in the Leipzig Bay and is rather flat. Individual hills are found in the north (Hohburg Hills) and south of the district. Its larger rivers are the Mulde, Pleiße and White Elster. Also worth mentioning are the many lakes of the Leipzig Neuseenland in the west of the county, that were formed by flooding old brown coal pits.


The district was established by merging the former districts Muldentalkreis and Leipziger Land as part of the district reform of August 2008.


The district is located in the lowlands around Leipzig. The main rivers of the district are the Mulde, the White Elster and the Pleiße.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Saxony-AnhaltThuringiaMittelsachsenNordsachsenLeipzigBennewitzBöhlenBornaBorsdorfBrandisColditzFrohburgGrimmaGroitzschGroßpösnaKitzscherLossatalMachernMarkkleebergMarkranstädtNeukieritzschNeukieritzschThallwitzTrebsenBad LausickOtterwischGeithainBelgershainNaunhofParthensteinElstertrebnitzPegauPegauRegis-BreitingenWurzenZwenkauRötha 
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Lausick
  2. Böhlen
  3. Borna
  4. Brandis
  5. Colditz
  6. Frohburg
  7. Geithain
  8. Grimma
  9. Groitzsch
  10. Kitzscher
  1. Markkleeberg
  2. Markranstädt
  3. Naunhof
  4. Pegau
  5. Regis-Breitingen
  6. Rötha
  7. Trebsen
  8. Wurzen
  9. Zwenkau
  1. Belgershain
  2. Bennewitz
  3. Borsdorf
  4. Elstertrebnitz
  5. Großpösna
  6. Lossatal
  1. Machern
  2. Neukieritzsch
  3. Otterwisch
  4. Parthenstein
  5. Thallwitz


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2021" (XLS) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen. 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Landkreis Leipzig at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°11′N 12°36′E / 51.183°N 12.600°E / 51.183; 12.600