Bernburg (district)

Bernburg
Saxony anhalt bbg.png
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
Disbanded2007-07-01
CapitalBernburg
Area
 • Total414 km2 (160 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total69,300
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationBBG
Websitelandkreis-bernburg.de

Bernburg was a district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Schönebeck, Köthen, Saalkreis, Mansfelder Land and Aschersleben-Staßfurt.

History[edit]

There was an independent principality called Anhalt-Bernburg following the subdivision of the principality of Anhalt in 1603. This mini state was elevated to the rank of a duchy in 1806, and merged once more with the other parts to form a united duchy of Anhalt again in 1863.

Geography[edit]

The small district of Bernburg is located in the historical region of Anhalt. The Saale River crosses the district from south to north.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms

The arms display a bear walking on a red wall. The bear is the heraldic animal of Bernburg and Anhalt. The arms are similar to the old arms of the medieval state of Anhalt-Bernburg and the province of Anhalt within the Weimar Republic.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Verwaltungsgemeinschaften
  1. Könnern
  1. Bernburg (incl. town Bernburg)
  2. Nienburg (incl. town Nienburg)
  3. Saale-Wipper (incl. towns Alsleben and Güsten)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°50′N 11°45′E / 51.83°N 11.75°E / 51.83; 11.75