|Area :||4,966 km²|
|Residents :||1,360,900 (1989)|
|License plate :||S, U|
The Leipzig district was established in 1952 after the dissolution of the federal states in the German Democratic Republic as one of a total of 14 districts and dissolved in 1990.
The district comprised the urban district of Leipzig (31) and the following GDR districts (kk according to the community number key bbkkgg; bb: district (numeric); kk: district (numeric); gg: municipality (numeric))
- Altenburg (01)
- Borna (02)
- Delitzsch (03)
- Chub (04)
- Eilenburg (05)
- Geithain (06)
- Grimma (07)
- Leipzig-Country (08)
- Oschatz (09)
- Schmoelln (10)
- Torgau (11)
- Wurzen (12)
With the re-establishment of the federal states on the territory of the GDR from the summer of 1990, the districts were dissolved. Areas that belonged to Saxony before 1945 were assigned to the re-established Free State without a citizen survey. The northern districts of Delitzsch, Eilenburg and Torgau, which together with other areas fell to Prussia / Province of Saxony after 1815 , belonged to the state of Saxony-Anhalt until 1952 after the war . The citizen surveys in 1990 showed a clear wish for affiliation with the Free State of Saxony . In the Altenburg district, the non-binding citizen survey resulted in a narrow majority in favor of Saxony. In the Schmölln district, the majority voted for Thuringia. After a corresponding vote by the district councils, both districts were re-assigned to the state of Thuringia, and from 1994 to the Free State of Thuringia .
With the district reform, which was implemented in the Free State of Saxony on August 1, 1994 and the Free State of Thuringia on July 1, 1994, larger administrative units emerged from the previous districts.
Government and party leaders
Chair of the District Council
- 1952–1959: Karl Adolphs (1904–1989)
- 1959–1974: Erich Grützner (1910–2001)
- 1974–1989: Rolf Opitz (1929–2006)
- 1989–1990: Joachim Draber (* 1939)
- 1990 Rudolf Krause (government representative) (* 1939) :
First secretaries of the SED district leadership
- 1952 Karl Schirdewan (1907–1998) :
- 1952–1970: Paul Fröhlich (1913–1970)
- 1970–1989: Horst Schumann (1924–1993)
- 1989–1990: Roland Wötzel (* 1938)
coat of arms
Due to the seal order of the GDR of May 28, 1953, all regional coats of arms lost their significance as a brand or seal. 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 Leipzig district used in some books actually shows the coat of arms of the city of Leipzig . 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.