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Nordsachsen ("North Saxony") is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

Nordsachsen
Coat of arms of Nordsachsen
Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
CapitalTorgau
Area
 • Total2,020 km2 (780 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
 • Total197,673
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationTDO, DZ, EB, TG, TO, OZ
Websitewww.landkreis-nordsachsen.de

HistoryEdit

The district was established by merging the former districts of Delitzsch and Torgau-Oschatz as part of the district reform of August 2008.

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.”

GeographyEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.

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