Halle district

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Basic data
District capital: Hall
Area : 8,771 km²
Residents : 1,776,500 (1989)
License plate : K, V
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Building of the council of the district of Halle, from 1990 regional council Halle, since 2004 state administration office Saxony-Anhalt

The Halle district was established in 1952 after the dissolution of the states in the GDR as one of a total of 14 districts from the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt .

Economy and geography

Halle was developed as a "chemical workers' district". Together with Merseburg and Bitterfeld / Wolfen, Halle forms the central German chemical triangle . The district was shaped economically

and other industries such as food and consumer goods production.

Administrative division

The district comprised the urban districts of Halle , Dessau and Halle-Neustadt (from May 12, 1967) as well as the following districts:

  1. Artern
  2. Aschersleben
  3. Bernburg
  4. Bitterfeld
  5. Eisleben
  6. Graefenhainichen
  7. Hettstedt
  8. Hohenmölsen
  9. Koethen
  10. Merseburg
  11. Naumburg
  12. Nebra
  13. Quedlinburg
  14. Querfurt
  15. Rosslau
  16. Hall circle
  17. Sangerhausen
  18. Weissenfels
  19. Wittenberg
  20. Time

The council of the district as the middle state administrative level had its seat in Halle. a. the district planning commission.

With the re-establishment of the federal states on the territory of the GDR in 1990, the districts were dissolved. The Halle district was assigned to the state of Saxony-Anhalt without the Artern district . The Artern district was incorporated into the state of Thuringia ; the urban districts of Halle-Neustadt and Halle were merged on May 6, 1990.

Government and party leaders

Chair of the District Council

First secretaries of the SED district leadership

Building complex of the SED district management in Halle until 1990

coat of arms

Due to the seal order of the GDR of May 28, 1953, all regional coats of arms lost their meaning as brands or seals. However, the coats of arms of the cities and districts were still used on buildings or in publications without fulfilling an official function. The coat of arms of the Halle district used in some books actually shows the coat of arms of the city of Halle (Saale) . The seal coat of arms of the GDR was official. It was not until the municipal constitution of the GDR on May 17, 1990 that municipalities and districts were able to expressly use coats of arms again and use them as seals.


The written records of the District Assembly and Council of the Halle District (1952–1990) are now kept in the Saxony-Anhalt State Archives in the Merseburg department . The stock has the stock designation M 501 .

Web links

Commons : Bezirk Halle  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b 40 Years of the GDR - State Central Administration for Statistics, May 1989
  2. ^ M 501 District Assembly and Council of the Halle District (1952–1990) in the Saxony-Anhalt State Archives. Retrieved March 26, 2020 .