|Area :||8,771 km²|
|Residents :||1,776,500 (1989)|
|License plate :||K, V|
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
- from large chemical plants in Leuna , Schkopau ( Buna-Werke ), Bitterfeld / Wolfen
- from the Central German lignite district to energy generation in the Geiseltal and the Bitterfeld mining district .
- of copper ore mining in the Mansfeld region and around Sangerhausen
and other industries such as food and consumer goods production.
- Hall circle
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
- 1952–1955: Werner Bruschke (1898–1995)
- 1955–1958: Helmut Becker (1917–1998)
- 1958–1966: Otto Leopold (1901–1975)
- 1966–1984: Helmut Klapproth (1928–2011)
- 1984–1989: Alfred Kolodniak (* 1931)
- 1990 Wolfgang Süß (* 1934) :
- 1990 Klaus Keitel (government representative, * 1939) :
First secretaries of the SED district leadership
- 1952–1953: Bernard Koenen (1889–1964)
- 1953–1954: Heinz Glaser (1920–1978)
- 1954–1958: Franz Bruk (1923–1996)
- 1959–1963: Bernard Koenen (1889–1964)
- 1963–1971: Horst Sindermann (1915–1990)
- 1971–1981: Werner Felfe (1928–1988)
- 1981–1989: Hans-Joachim Böhme (1929–2012)
- 1989–1990: Roland Claus (* 1954)
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 .
- 40 Years of the GDR - State Central Administration for Statistics, May 1989
- M 501 District Assembly and Council of the Halle District (1952–1990) in the Saxony-Anhalt State Archives. Retrieved March 26, 2020 .