Döbeln (district)

former district in Germany
(Redirected from Döbeln Rural District)
The title of this article contains the character ö. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Doebeln Rural District.


Döbeln was a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It ended in 2008.

Döbeln
Saxony dl.png
Country Germany
StateSaxony
Adm. regionLeipzig
CapitalDöbeln
Area
 • Total424 km2 (164 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total77,900
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationDL
Websitelandkreis-doebeln.de

HistoryEdit

The region was originally populated by Sorbian peoples. The present borders of the district were made in 1952, when the government of East Germany formed the new districts. Döbeln is one of the few districts which have not been changed after the German reunification.

GeographyEdit

The district is on the banks of the Freiberger Mulde in the triangle between the cities of Dresden, Leipzig and Chemnitz.

Coat of armsEdit

  The lion is the heraldic animal of Saxony. Green and white are the colours of the flag of Saxony. The shield on the right side displays the arms of the city of Döbeln.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns Municipalities
  1. Döbeln
  2. Hartha
  3. Leisnig
  4. Roßwein
  5. Waldheim
  1. Bockelwitz
  2. Ebersbach
  3. Großweitzschen
  4. Mochau
  5. Niederstriegis
  6. Ostrau
  7. Ziegra-Knobelsdorf
  8. Zschaitz-Ottewig

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