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Halle (Bezirk)

Bezirk Halle
District

Location of Bezirk Halle within the German Democratic Republic

Coordinates: 51°30′N 12°0′E / 51.500°N 12.000°E / 51.500; 12.000

Country German Democratic Republic
Subdivisions 20 Kreise and 3 Stadtkreise
Formed 1952
Dissolved 1990
Seat Halle
Area
 • Total 8,771 km2 (3,387 sq mi)
Population (1989)[1]
 • Total 1,776,500
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Vehicle registration K, V

The Bezirk Halle was a district (Bezirk) of East Germany. The administrative seat and the main town was Halle.

History

The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Geography

Position

The Bezirk Halle bordered with the Bezirke of Magdeburg, Potsdam, Cottbus, Leipzig, Gera and Erfurt.

Subdivision

The Bezirk was divided into 23 Kreise: 3 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 20 rural districts (Landkreise):

  • Urban districts : Dessau; Halle; Halle-Neustadt.[2]
  • Rural districts : Artern; Aschersleben; Bernburg; Bitterfeld; Eisleben; Gräfenhainichen; Hettstedt; Hohenmölsen; Köthen; Merseburg; Naumburg; Nebra; Quedlinburg; Querfurt; Roßlau; Saalkreis; Sangerhausen; Weißenfels; Wittenberg; Zeitz.

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