Borde district

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Coat of arms of the district of Börde Map of Germany, position of the Börde district highlighted

Coordinates: 52 ° 13 '  N , 11 ° 21'  E

Basic data
Existing period: 2007–
State : Saxony-Anhalt
Administrative headquarters : Haldensleben
Area : 2,366.63 km 2
Residents: 170,923 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 72 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : BK , BÖ, HDL, OC, OK, WMS, WZL
Circle key : 15 0 83
Circle structure: 34 municipalities
Address of the
district administration:
Bornsche Strasse 2
39340 Haldensleben
Website :
District Administrator : Martin Stichnoth ( CDU )
Location of the Börde district in Saxony-Anhalt
Altmarkkreis Salzwedel Landkreis Stendal Landkreis Börde Magdeburg Landkreis Jerichower Land Landkreis Harz Salzlandkreis Landkreis Anhalt-Bitterfeld Dessau-Roßlau Landkreis Wittenberg Saalekreis Halle (Saale) Burgenlandkreis Landkreis Mansfeld-Südharz Berlin Sachsen Thüringen Niedersachsen Brandenburgmap
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The district of Börde was created in the course of the district reform on July 1, 2007 as a regional body in the state of Saxony-Anhalt through the merger of Bördekreis and Ohrekreis .


The second largest district in Saxony-Anhalt in terms of area has a diverse landscape. The agriculturally very productive Magdeburg Börde covers the entire south. The opposite pole in the north is part of the Colbitz-Letzlinger Heide , on whose sandy soil stands next to pine forests the largest closed linden forest in Europe (approx. 220 ha). It is joined to the west, separated by the Mittelland Canal , by the Flechtinger Höhenzug landscape protection area , which is also overgrown by forest, but has elevations of up to 150 meters. The highest elevation in the district is the Heidberg , located at 211.1 meters near Sommerschenburg . The Drömling lowland moor extends from numerous artificially created drainage ditches to the northwest . It is drained by rivers that flow through the district from south to north ( Aller ) and from north to south ( Ohre ), while the Bode touches the south. The most important river is the Elbe , which forms the district boundary in the east.

Neighboring areas

The district is located in the west of Saxony-Anhalt and borders in the north on the Altmarkkreis Salzwedel and the district Stendal , in the east on Magdeburg and the district Jerichower Land , in the south on the Salzlandkreis and the district Harz , in the west on the Lower Saxony districts Helmstedt and Gifhorn .


History of the area

The historical roots of the district are diverse and go back to the Middle Ages . In terms of area, the Archdiocese of Magdeburg , which was created in 968, had the largest share , whose sphere of influence covered the eastern and northern part of today's district and to which the cities of Wanzleben , Wolmirstedt and Haldensleben , but also in the far west of Oebisfelde belonged. The even older Diocese of Halberstadt , founded in the 9th century, ruled the southwest, including the villages of Gröningen , Oschersleben and Weferlingen . With a narrow tongue of land that from the north to Flechtingen was enough for the was Electorate of Brandenburg belonging Altmark involved in today's district area.

While the areas of the diocese after the Thirty Years' War also came under the rule of Brandenburg, the north to Brunswick survived exclave Calvörde as Office Calvörde with their ten municipalities to 1945. She was since 1343 part of the Brunswick duchies that were transformed in 1918 to Free State of Brunswick. Most recently, the exclave belonged to the Helmstedt district . Likewise, the areas of the Grossalsleben Office (Grossalsleben, Kleinalsleben and Alikendorf) belonged to the Gernrode Monastery, which was directly part of the empire, from 961 onwards. During the Reformation, the Lords of Anhalt declared themselves guardian of the monastery and incorporated the area into their domain. With this, the Grossalsleben office became part of the Duchy of Anhalt and later of the Free State of Anhalt, and until 1949 it remained a Anhalt exclave surrounded by Prussian territory. The area around Grossalsleben belonged to the Ballenstedt district until 1949 and only changed to the Oschersleben district in that year.

Hundisburg Palace and Gardens

Administrative history

The Brandenburg area was initially assigned to the Holzkreis , one of the four districts of the Duchy of Magdeburg founded in 1680 . When Prussia carried out an administrative reform in 1815, the districts of Oschersleben (Bode) , Neuhaldensleben (1938 Haldensleben), Wolmirstedt and Wanzleben were established in what is now the district . This structure had - at u. a. 1952 and 1988 changed district areas - with the districts of Oschersleben , Haldensleben , Wolmirstedt and Wanzleben in principle until June 30, 1994, before the first district reform of Saxony-Anhalt was formed in the north of the Ohrekreis and in the south of the Bördekreis . Municipalities from the neighboring districts of Klötze and Staßfurt were also incorporated. After only thirteen years, these two districts were merged on July 1, 2007 to form the Börde district.

Population development

Population pyramid for the Börde district (data source: 2011 census)

The following overview shows the population development in the area of ​​today's Börde district (population 1990 as of October 3, otherwise December 31 of each year).

year Residents
1964 230.089
1970 225,371
1981 205.365
1985 201,330
1989 196.030
1990 191,598
1995 191.052
2000 197,663
2001 196,566
year Residents
2002 195.423
2003 193.965
2004 192.213
2005 190.080
2006 187.833
2007 185.457
2008 182,866
2009 180.702
2010 178,880
year Residents
2011 177,302
2012 174.001
2013 172.955
2014 172.830
2015 173.473

Source: State Statistical Office Saxony-Anhalt

With 73 inhabitants per km², the district of Börde is far below the average of the state of Saxony-Anhalt with 110 inhabitants (2013). The district town of Haldensleben has fewer than 20,000 inhabitants, on the other hand there are numerous places with more than 1,000 inhabitants in the area around the north. There is a clear gap in population density from east to west.

Motor vehicle license plate

From 1991, "HDL" for Haldensleben, "OC" for Oschersleben, "WZL" for Wanzleben and "WMS" for Wolmirstedt were introduced for the then existing districts. With the 1st district reform in Saxony-Anhalt in 1994, these identifiers were abolished and replaced by the new identifiers "BÖ" for Bördekreis and "OK" for Ohrekreis. The "BÖ" was a novelty, because combinations that differ only in the umlaut and the associated vowel were not provided. The “BÖ” for Bördekreis could be confused with “BO”, the symbol for the city of Bochum .

On November 1, 2007, the “BÖ” and “OK” indicators were changed again. The new district prevailed with its demand to receive the combination "BK", which was used by the district of Backnang (Baden-Württemberg) until 1973 . Thus, since 2007, the combination “BK” has been one of the distinguishing marks that have been awarded again since the introduction of the current system in 1956 after being used in another regional authority. The takeover of “BK” also took place in order to give the new district of Börde its “own, new” identification compared to the old district symbols “BÖ” and “OK”.

Once in the region forty to Backnang years, the "WN" indicator for Waiblingen in the Rems-Murr was used, it is in the course of by Mark liberalization possible reactivation of the former mark allowed since December 2, 2013 at the Murr again, to use the "BK". This is the first time a license plate is issued in two different federal states. The Rems-Murr district initially only has access to just under 60,000 BK combinations.

In the district of Börde, the previous license plates (BÖ, HDL, OC, OK, WMS, WZL) have been approved again for the aforementioned reason, so that a total of seven variants are available here.


District Administrator

District Administrator a. D. Hans Walker (CDU)

On April 22, 2007 Thomas Webel ( CDU ) was elected District Administrator with 50.1 percent of the valid votes . He was previously district administrator in the former districts of Wolmirstedt (1990–1994) and Ohrekreis (1994–2007). The district council election required after Webel's appointment as Minister for Regional Development and Transport in the Haseloff I cabinet took place on July 10, 2011. Since none of the candidates had the required absolute majority in the first ballot, a second ballot was necessary. This runoff election took place on August 7, 2011, which the CDU candidate Hans Walker won with 58.8% of the votes cast. The turnout was very low with 13.3% of those eligible to vote.

After Walker was no longer nominated by his party as a candidate for the upcoming district election in October 2017, his party colleague Martin Stichnoth ran instead . On March 18, 2018, Stichnoth received the majority of the votes cast in the district election with 48.8%, but missed the required majority, so that a runoff on April 8 was necessary. This time he received 70.9% of the votes cast. The turnout was 28.5% in the first ballot and 17.6% in the second ballot.

District council

Election of the Börde district council in 2019
Turnout: 52.8% (2014: 43.0%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-10.2  % p
+ 15.7  % p.p.
-6.2  % p
-5.1  % p
+ 9.7  % p
-1.1  % p
+ 2.3  % p
+1.2  % p
+ 0.3  % p
-6.6  % p
Distribution of seats in the
Börde district council 2019
A total of 54 seats

(Result of the local elections on May 26, 2019)

Parties and constituencies Percent
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 28.9 16 39.1 21st 39.2 42.5 40.8
AfD Alternative for Germany 16.2 9 0.5 - - - -
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 15.7 8th 21.9 12 25.4 21.1 31.1
THE LEFT. THE LEFT. 12.5 7th 17.6 10 16.7 17.3 13.6
UWG Independent constituency of the district of Börde 9.7 5 - - - - -
FDP Free Democratic Party 6.7 4th 7.8 4th 8.9 9.2 5.9
GREEN Alliance 90 / The Greens 6.4 3 4.1 2 3.4 3.3 2.4
KWG-Börde Local electoral community Börde 1.2 1 - - - - -
BfB Citizens for citizens in the district of Börde 1.1 1 0.8 - - - -
FUWG Free Independent Voting Community Borde District 1.0 - 6.5 4th 6.0 5.0 4.5
ON Active-independent parliamentary group in the district of Börde 0.7 - - - - - -
PIRATES Pirate Party Germany - - 1.0 1 - - -
WASG Elective alternative work and social justice - - - - 0.2 - -
EB Individual applicants - - 0.9 - 0.2 0.6 0.1
Others Others - - - - - 0.9 1.6
total 100 54 100 54 100 100 100
Turnout in percent 52.8 43.0 37.8 43.9 52.0

  • EB: Individual applicant 2014: Dietmar Hobohm; 2007: Baron Bodo von Schilling; 2004: Baron Bodo von Schilling (0.2%), remainder k. A .; 1999: k. A.
  • The results from 1999 and 2004 were converted to the 2007 territorial status.

During the 2007-2014 legislative period, one member of the district council moved from the SPD to the CDU and one from the SPD to the FUWG. The chairman of the district council was Karl-Heinz Daehre (CDU).

The following parliamentary groups have formed in the district council: CDU (16 members), AfD (8 members), SPD (8 members), DIE LINKE. (7 members), UWG (6 members, including BfB), FDP (4 members), GRÜNE (3 members). There are two non-attached parties (1 KWG-Börde, 1 Ex-AfD).

coat of arms

"Hornhäuser Reiterstein"

The coat of arms was designed by the Magdeburg heraldist Jörg Mantzsch based on a template by Joachim Hoeft and approved by the Ministry of the Interior on August 8, 2007. Blazon : "occluding In Red on horseback silver warriors lowered gag lance in his right hand and with the round shield on the left arm to the top of the belted sword, the bridled Silver Stallion border on a winding to meander silver snake whose head is on the left plate edge lowers down into the base of the shield ( Hornhauser rider ). In 1874 the Dietrich brothers encountered resistance while deep plowing their field near Hornhausen, around 5 km northwest of Oschersleben, which, when removed, turned out to be the picture stone in the format 66 × 78 cm with the previously described mounted warrior. On the basis of the motifs shown, the origin of the Reiterstein can be assigned to the middle of the 7th to the beginning of the 8th century. "

The coats of arms of the municipalities, cities and municipalities of the district can be found in the list of coats of arms in the Börde district .


Flag of the district of Börde

In 2007 the district of Börde decided to fly a flag.

The flag is red-white-red (1: 4: 1) striped (longitudinal shape: stripes running vertically; transverse shape: stripes running horizontally) and centered with the district coat of arms.

Economy and Infrastructure


The industrial focus, influenced by the immediate proximity to the state capital Magdeburg, is in the east of the district, where high-performance companies have settled in the industrial areas near Barleben via Irxleben , Hermsdorf to Sülzetal (Magdeburg's Speckgürtel ). There is a large potash mine near Zielitz . The Zielitz potash plant is the largest industrial enterprise in the district and the largest potash mine in Germany. In the sugar village Kleinwanzleben one of the two sugar factories in Saxony-Anhalt has its location. The farms located in the Magdeburger Börde, which mainly grow sugar beet and wheat, are among the most profitable in Germany. One of the largest employers in the industrially underdeveloped north is the Bundeswehr , which operates a large military training area in the Colbitz-Letzlinger Heide. Wind power plants are also gaining in importance ; with more than 310 units, the Börde district holds the top position in Saxony-Anhalt. One of Germany's nuclear waste interim storage facilities is located in the western town of Morsleben . Economic power decreases sharply to the west and north. Residents between Oebisfelde and Flechtingen often commute to the west, e.g. B. to the border VW plant in Wolfsburg.

In the future atlas 2016 , the district of Börde was ranked 344 out of 402 districts and urban districts in Germany, making it one of the districts with “future risks”.


Mittelland Canal

With the Autobahn 2 and the Mittelland Canal , two important German traffic routes cross the district. The Autobahn 14 , which leads to Leipzig, also touches almost the entire eastern district area. In road passenger transport (public road transport) is BördeBus Verkehrsgesellschaft go. The most important railway lines are the connections Magdeburg – Braunschweig , Magdeburg – Stendal , Magdeburg – Halberstadt and Magdeburg – Wolfsburg .


Altenhausen Am Großen Bruch Angern Ausleben Barleben Beendorf Bülstringen Burgstall Calvörde Colbitz Eilsleben Erxleben Flechtingen Gröningen Haldensleben Harbke Hohe Börde Hötensleben Ingersleben Kroppenstedt Loitsche-Heinrichsberg Niedere Börde Oebisfelde-Weferlingen Oschersleben (Bode) Rogätz Sommersdorf Sülzetal Ummendorf Völpke Wanzleben-Börde Wefensleben Westheide Wolmirstedt ZielitzMunicipalities in BK.png
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Unified municipalities
(cities arehighlighted in bold )
(* seat of the district)

coat of arms local community Residents Area
in km²
Coat of arms Barleben.svg
Bar life 9180 29.74
Coat of arms Haldensleben.svg
Haldensleben * 19,143 156.2
Coat of arms VG Hohe Boerde.png
High Börde 18,544 171.74
Coat of arms Niedere Boerde.png
Lower Börde 7087 77.76
Coat of arms Oebisfelde-Weferlingen.png
Oebisfelde-Weferlingen 13,558 249.3
Coat of arms Oschersleben (Bode) .png
Oschersleben (Bode) 19,483 188.92
Coat of arms Suelzetal.png
Sülzetal 8851 103.71
Wanzleben-Boerde.png coat of arms
Wanzleben-Börde 13,860 188.07
Coat of arms Wolmirstedt.png
Wolmirstedt 11,441 54.29

Association communities with their member communities
(* seat of the association community)

Association municipality of Elbe-Heide
coat of arms Member parish Residents Area
in km²
Coat of arms of the municipality of Angern.png
Angern 1978 64.21
Coat of arms municipality Burgstall.png
Burgstall 1506 116.45
Coat of arms Colbitz.png
Colbitz 3251 71.87
Coat of arms Loitsche-Heinrichsberg.png
Loitsche-Heinrichsberg 962 30.76
Coat of arms Rogaetz.png
Rogätz * 2187 23.86
Coat of arms municipality Westheide.png
Westheide 1710 50.8
Coat of arms Zielitz.svg
Zielitz 1816 11.41
Verbandsgemeinde Flechtingen
coat of arms Member parish Residents Area
in km²
Coat of arms Altenhausen.png
Altenhausen 1065 43.17
Beendorf coat of arms.png
Beendorf 892 6.83
Coat of arms Buelstringen.png
Bülstringen 904 25.39
Coat of arms of the municipality of Calvoerde.png
Calvörde 3406 122.07
Coat of arms Erxleben (Boerde) .png
Experience 2845 83.38
Coat of arms Flechtingen (municipality) .png
Flechtingen * 2815 73.52
Does not have a coat of arms
Ingersleben 1356 31.29
Verbandsgemeinde Obere Aller
coat of arms Member parish Residents Area
in km²
Coat of arms Eilsleben.svg
Eilsleben * 3783 55.61
Coat of arms Harbke.png
Harbke 1750 18.92
Coat of arms Hoetensleben.png
Hötensleben 3534 60.78
Coat of arms Sommersdorf.svg
Sommersdorf 1394 29.32
Coat of arms Ummendorf (Boerde) .png
Ummendorf 953 15.68
Coat of arms Voelpke.png
Volpke 1248 17.22
Wefensleben coat of arms.png
Wefensleben 1705 12.63
Verbandsgemeinde Westliche Börde
coat of arms Member parish Residents Area
in km²
Wappen Am Grossen Bruch.png
At the big break 2063 50.11
Wappen Ausleben.png
Act out 1624 33.29
Coat of arms Groeningen.png
Groeningen * 3615 59.68
Coat of arms Kroppenstedt.svg
Kroppenstedt 1414 38.65

Protected areas

There are 14 designated nature reserves in the district (as of February 2017).

Territory changes

Changes at the community level

As a result of incorporations, the number of municipalities decreased from 117 to 112 on July 1, 2009.

The number of congregations decreased from 112 to 44 on January 1, 2010, and to 43 on the following day due to the establishment of new congregations and incorporations.

As a result of incorporations, the number of municipalities decreased from 43 to 35 on September 1, 2010.


  • Dissolution of the community of Farsleben - incorporation into Wolmirstedt (January 1, 2009)
  • Dissolution of the community of Glindenberg - incorporation into Wolmirstedt (July 1, 2009)
  • Dissolution of the communities of Altbrandsleben , Hornhausen and Schermcke - incorporation into Oschersleben (Bode) (July 1, 2009)
  • Dissolution of the communities of Bartensleben , Bregenstedt , Hakenstedt and Uhrsleben - incorporation into Erxleben (January 1, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the Wieglitz community - incorporation into Bülstringen (January 1, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the community of Barneberg - incorporation into Hötensleben (January 1, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the Marienborn community - incorporation into Sommersdorf (January 1, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the municipality of Wormsdorf - incorporation into Eilsleben (January 1, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the municipality of Peseckendorf - incorporation into the city of Oschersleben (Bode) (January 1, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the municipality of Wackersleben - incorporation into Hötensleben (January 2, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the communities of Bornstedt and Rottmersleben to Hohe Börde (September 1, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the municipalities Drackenstedt , Druxberge and Ovelgünne - incorporation into Eilsleben (January 2, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the Everingen community - incorporation into Oebisfelde-Weferlingen (September 1, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the town of Hadmersleben - incorporation into Oschersleben (Bode) (September 1, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the community of Zuckerdorf Klein Wanzleben - incorporation into Wanzleben-Börde (Bode) (September 1, 2010)
  • Dissolution of the community of Süplingen - incorporation into Haldensleben (January 1, 2014)

Church planting

Changes in administrative communities and association communities

On January 1, 2009, the number of administrative communities decreased from nine to eight.

On January 1, 2010, the number of administrative communities decreased from eight to one.

On September 1, 2010, the last administrative community was dissolved

Web links

Commons : Landkreis Börde  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Saxony-Anhalt, population of the municipalities - as of December 31, 2019 (PDF) (update) ( help ).
  2. census database
  3. State applies for the reintroduction of LEO, GD, BK, BCH and HCH Report of the Schwäbisches Tagblatt from January 16, 2013
  4. Börde-CDU nominates Martin Stichnoth , October 21, 2017, Volksstimme
  5. ↑ The decision on the new Börde district administrator will be taken in a runoff election. Süddeutsche Zeitung , March 18, 2018, accessed on August 21, 2020 .
  6. a b Martin Stichnoth wins big , April 8, 2018, Volksstimme
  8. - ( Memento of March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Result of the district election 2014
  9. - ( Memento of September 8, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Result of the district election 2007
  10. Press release No. 018 Borde district (PDF; 79 kB)
  12. Future Atlas 2016. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on October 2, 2017 ; accessed on March 23, 2018 .
  13. a b c d e State Statistical Office Saxony-Anhalt, population of the municipalities - as of December 31, 2019 (PDF) (update) ( help ).
  14. a b c d e Regional database of the Federal Statistical Office (as of December 31, 2016)