Bezirk Magdeburg

Bezirk Magdeburg
District
Location of Bezirk Magdeburg within the German Democratic Republic
Location of Bezirk Magdeburg within the German Democratic Republic
Coordinates: 52°10′N 11°40′E / 52.167°N 11.667°E / 52.167; 11.667
CountryGerman Democratic Republic
Subdivisions21 Kreise and 1 Stadtkreis
Formed1952
Dissolved1990
SeatMagdeburg
Area
 • Total11,526 km2 (4,450 sq mi)
Population
 (1989)[1]
 • Total1,249,500
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationH, M

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

History[edit]

The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was abolished as part of the process of German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Saxony-Anhalt except Havelberg district, passed to Brandenburg.

Geography[edit]

Position[edit]

The Bezirk Magdeburg bordered with the Bezirke of Schwerin, Potsdam, Halle and Erfurt. It bordered also with West Germany.

Subdivision[edit]

The Bezirk was divided into 22 Kreise: 1 urban district (Stadtkreis) and 21 rural districts (Landkreise):

References[edit]

  1. ^ "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Magdeburg District (GDR) at Wikimedia Commons