|• Total||2,020 km2 (780 sq mi)|
(31 December 2018)
|• Density||98/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||TDO, DZ, EB, TG, TO, OZ|
On 10 December 2009 the district council adopted the district's new coat of arms.
- “Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules between two pallets wavy Azure.”
The district is located in the plains north and east of Leipzig. The main rivers of the district are the Mulde and the Elbe. The district borders (from the west and clockwise) the states Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg, the districts of Meißen, Mittelsachsen and Leipzig, and the urban district Leipzig.
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