Döbeln (district)

Döbeln
District
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Country Germany
StateSaxony
Adm. regionLeipzig
Disbanded2008-07-31
CapitalDöbeln
Area
 • Total424 km2 (164 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total70,533
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationDL

Döbeln is a former district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It was bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Torgau-Oschatz, Riesa-Großenhain, Meißen, Mittweida and Muldentalkreis.

History

The region was originally populated by Sorbic peoples. In the early Middle Ages, the Daleminzian people settled along this section of the Mulde River. They were driven away by Germans after the Battle of Jahna in 928.

The present borders of the district were established in 1952, when the government of East Germany formed the new districts. Döbeln was one of the few districts which had not been changed directly after the German reunification. In August 2008, as a part of the district reform in Saxony, the districts of Döbeln, Freiberg and Mittweida were merged into the new district Mittelsachsen.

Other Languages
Bahasa Indonesia: Döbeln (distrik)
македонски: Дебелн (округ)
Nederlands: Landkreis Döbeln
português: Döbeln (distrito)
Simple English: Döbeln Rural District
українська: Дебельн (район)
Tiếng Việt: Döbeln (huyện)