Northern Saxony district

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Coat of arms of the district of North Saxony Map of Germany, position of the district of North Saxony highlighted

Coordinates: 51 ° 28 '  N , 12 ° 47'  E

Basic data
Existing period: 2008–
State : Saxony
Administrative headquarters : Torgau
Area : 2,028.56 km 2
Residents: 197,741 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 97 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : TDO, DZ, EB, OZ, TG, TO
Circle key : 14 7 30
Circle structure: 30 parishes
Address of the
district administration:
Schlossstrasse 27
04860 Torgau
Website :
District Administrator : Kai Emanuel ( CDU )
Location of the district of North Saxony in Saxony
Landkreis Nordsachsen Leipzig Landkreis Leipzig Landkreis Mittelsachsen Chemnitz Landkreis Zwickau Vogtlandkreis Erzgebirgskreis Landkreis Görlitz Landkreis Bautzen Dresden Landkreis Meißen Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge Freistaat Bayern Tschechien Thüringen Sachsen-Anhalt Brandenburg Polenmap
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Hartenfels Castle in Torgau, seat of the District Office

The district of North Saxony is a district in the Free State of Saxony . It was created on August 1, 2008 in the course of the Saxon district reform through the merger of the former Torgau-Oschatz and Delitzsch districts .

In northern Saxony, 197,741 people live in 30 communities on a total area of ​​around 2,020 km². In terms of area, it is the fourth largest district in Saxony, but has the lowest population. The largest city in the district is Delitzsch , the administrative seat is the former residence town of Torgau . Other large district towns are the municipalities of Eilenburg , Schkeuditz and Oschatz .


To the west and north in bordering Saxony-Anhalt located circles Anhalt-Bitterfeld , Saalekreis and Wittenberg , in the eastern border district Meissen and in Brandenburg located Elbe-Elster district and in the south the districts of Central Saxony and Leipzig and the independent city of Leipzig in Nordsachsen . The Elbe flows through the northeast of the district, to the west of it the Mulde .


The formation of the federal states after October 3, 1990 included a regional reform that brought Delitzsch, Eilenburg, Bad Düben and Torgau back to Saxony after 175 years. On August 1, 1994, the previous districts of Torgau and Oschatz were merged to form the new district of Torgau-Oschatz with the administrative headquarters in Torgau, and the districts of Delitzsch and Eilenburg to form the new district of Delitzsch. From these two, the district of North Saxony was created on August 1, 2008 in the previous district reform.


Population pyramid for the district of North Saxony (data source: 2011 census)

The population figures are official updates from the State Statistical Office of Saxony (only main residences ). From 2011 the population figures are based on the 2011 census .

date population
December 31, 2008 211,356
December 31, 2009 208,661
December 31, 2010 206.223
December 31, 2011 200,062
December 31, 2012 198,629
December 31 2013 197,346
December 31, 2014 197,042
December 31, 2015 197,605
December 31, 2016 198.063

Economy and Transport

In December 2012, the city of Leipzig, the districts of Leipzig and Northern Saxony and the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce and Industry decided to found the joint WRL Wirtschaftsförderung Region Leipzig GmbH.

In the Future Atlas 2016 , the district of North Saxony was ranked 372 out of 402 districts and independent cities in Germany and is therefore one of the places with "high future risks".


Clinic Eilenburg
Christiaan Barnard Clinic in Schmannewitz

There are 5 standard care hospitals , 3 specialist hospitals and 3 rehabilitation clinics. Are regular providers

  • District Hospital Torgau "Johann Kentmann" gGmbH (250 beds, with breast and bowel center )
  • Collm Klinik Oschatz GmbH (210 beds, provider: District and Asklepios Kliniken Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH)
  • District Hospital Delitzsch GmbH: Klinik Delitzsch (150 beds)
  • District Hospital Delitzsch GmbH: Eilenburg Clinic (150 beds)
  • Helios Clinic Schkeuditz (135 beds).

Are considered as specialist hospitals

  • Saxon Hospital Altscherbitz (psychiatry and neurology, 235 beds)
  • Fachkrankenhaus Hubertusburg gGmbH Wermsdorf (neurology, paediatrics and psychiatry, 197 beds, part of the St. Georg Clinic Leipzig )
  • MediClin Forest Hospital Bad Düben (orthopedics, 145 beds).

Rehabilitation clinics are located in Bad Düben (MediClin Rehabilitation Center for Orthopedics, Cardiology and Neurology) and two in Schmannewitz (Christiaan Barnard Clinic for cardiovascular diseases, oncological and psychosomatic diseases and the Dahlener Heide rehabilitation clinic for orthopedics, psychosomatics and psychotherapy the RHM clinic and nursing home operations as the former sponsor). Both clinics have been part of the Median Kliniken group of companies since 2016 .


Federal motorways:

  • A 9 Berlin - Munich
  • A 14 Magdeburg - Dresden

The Schkeuditzer Kreuz connects both federal motorways, which are now being expanded to six lanes.

Federal highways:

  • B 2 Munich - Augsburg - Nuremberg - Leipzig - Bad Düben - Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Potsdam - Berlin
  • B 6 Leipzig - Oschatz - Dresden
  • B 87 Leipzig - Eilenburg - Torgau - Herzberg - Luckau - Lübben - Frankfurt (Oder)
  • B 107 Wurzen - Eilenburg - Bad Düben
  • B 169 Döbeln - Riesa
  • B 181 Leipzig - Merseburg
  • B 182 Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Torgau - Riesa
  • B 183 Bitterfeld - Bad Düben - Torgau - Bad Liebenwerda
  • B 183 a Bad Düben - Delitzsch - BAB 9
  • B 184 Leipzig - Delitzsch - Dessau
  • B 186 Schkeuditz - Zwenkau


The district of North Saxony has a well-developed rail network that is served by DB Regio Südost and Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland for local rail passenger transport . The responsible authority is the ZVNL . With the exception of line S9, the connections are radially oriented towards the neighboring regional center of Leipzig (as of: 2020 annual timetable):

line Line course EVU
RE 10 Leipzig - Eilenburg - Torgau - Falkenberg (Elster) - Doberlug-Kirchhain - Finsterwalde - Calau - Cottbus DB Regio Nordost
RE 13 Leipzig - Delitzsch - Bitterfeld - Dessau - Magdeburg DB Regio Southeast
RE 50 Leipzig - Wurzen - Oschatz - Riesa - Dresden DB Regio Southeast
RB 55 Eilenburg - Bad Düben - Bad Schmiedeberg - Pretzsch - Pratau - Lutherstadt Wittenberg DB Regio Southeast
S 2 Dessau / Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Bitterfeld - Delitzsch - Leipzig - Leipzig-Stötteritz DB Regio Südost ( S-Bahn Central Germany )
S 3 Halle-Trotha - Halle - Schkeuditz - Leipzig - Wurzen (- Oschatz) DB Regio Südost ( S-Bahn Central Germany )
S 4 Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz - Leipzig - Taucha - Eilenburg - Torgau - Falkenberg (Elster) - Elsterwerda - Ruhland - Hoyerswerda DB Regio Südost ( S-Bahn Central Germany )
S 5 Halle - Leipzig / Halle Airport - Leipzig - Markkleeberg - Altenburg (- Gößnitz - Werdau - Zwickau ) DB Regio Südost ( S-Bahn Central Germany )
S 5X Halle - Leipzig / Halle Airport - Leipzig - Markkleeberg - Altenburg - Gößnitz - Werdau - Zwickau DB Regio Südost ( S-Bahn Central Germany )
S 9 Eilenburg - Delitzsch - Halle DB Regio Südost ( S-Bahn Central Germany )

Railway lines in operation in the district of North Saxony are:

The most important train stations in the district are, in addition to the only long-distance train station, Airport Leipzig / Halle, and above all the train stations Delitzsch unterer Bahnhof , Eilenburg , Oschatz , Schkeuditz, Taucha and Torgau .

Air traffic

Central terminal of Leipzig-Halle Airport

The Leipzig-Halle Airport is located to the west of the district directly on the Schkeuditzer city. It serves as an international airport for the region of the same name and has direct car and train connections. The airport went into operation on April 18, 1927 and is of international importance , especially in the area of air freight traffic . In terms of the number of passengers, the airport ranks 14th in Germany and second in terms of the volume of cargo handled.

There is also the Löbnitz-Roitzschjora airfield , which is mainly used for sporting purposes . It was built in 1936 and was first used by glider pilots in 1938. After its military use in World War II, the airfield was reopened for aviation in 1953. After the fall of the Wall, the Roitzschjora eV flying club was founded and has been running the airfield since 1994. Today the Roitzschjora airfield has a 1200 m long runway.


North Saxony's District Administrator Kai Emanuel

District Administrator

On June 8, 2008, the first district election took place in the newly formed district of North Saxony. Since none of the six candidates could achieve the required majority in the first round, a runoff election was held on June 22, 2008. At this could Michael Czupalla (CDU) with 45.7% of the valid votes against the competitors Thomas Rüdiger child (Die Linke, 34.5%) and Liane Deicke (SPD, 19.8%) prevail. Kai Emanuel (independent) was elected to be Czupalla's successor in the first ballot on June 7, 2015 .

District council

Election of the North Saxon District Council 2019
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-11.3  % p
+ 19.4  % p
-5.1  % p
+ 3.3  % p.p.
-5.9  % p
+ 0.9  % p
+ 2.0  % p
-3.3  % p
Distribution of seats in the
North Saxon District Council 2019
A total of 80 seats

The most recent election took place on May 26, 2019, in which the 80 seats in the district council were distributed among the individual parties as follows:

Parties and constituencies Percent
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 29.0 23 40.3 34 38.5 32
AfD Alternative for Germany 19.4 16 - - - -
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 15.8 13 20.9 17th 19.0 16
FWG Free electoral association 13.7 11 10.4 8th 6.6 5
THE LEFT. THE LEFT. 9.8 8th 15.7 13 17.6 14th
FDP Free Democratic Party 5.6 4th 4.7 3 7.0 5
GREEN Alliance 90 / The Greens 5.4 4th 3.4 2 2.7 2
NPD National Democratic Party of Germany 1.3 1 4.6 3 * 4.7 4th
DSU German Social Union - - - - 2.8 2
Others - - - - 1.1 0
total 100 80 100 80 100 80
Turnout in percent 57.5 45.1 42.9
* One elected representative resigned from the NPD in January 2015 and has since been active as a non- party

After the district elections in 2019, the following parliamentary groups were formed: CDU (23 members), SPD / GRÜNE (17 members), AfD (16 members), FWG / FDP (15 members), DIE LINKE. (8 members). The district council member of the NPD is non-attached.

coat of arms

Blazon : "In gold between two blue wave poles an upright red armored and tongued black lion."

Heraldic concern was to develop a coat of arms with which both former districts of Delitzsch and Torgau-Oschatz can identify. So a symbol had to be found, the message of which relates to both of the former districts mentioned.

The margraviate of Meißen and the margraviate of Landsberg, from which the later ruling Wettins came from, had formative significance in regional history . The margraves of Meissen had a red-armored black lion in their gold coat of arms. This was also included in the coats of arms of the two former districts.

The wavy bar shown in the district coat of arms of Torgau-Oschatz as a symbol for the Elbe and its landscape was taken over into the new coat of arms and supplemented by another, which stands for the Mulde flowing through the new district of northern Saxony. Both rivers and their scenic as well as economically significant floodplains have been heraldically considered in the new district coat of arms as a regional specialty. The heraldic placement of the river symbols in a vertical form as blue wave poles is reminiscent of the Wettin family coat of arms, which shows two blue poles in gold.

The coat of arms was designed by Manfred Fischer from Goßwitz.


Three horizontal stripes of the same width in the colors yellow - blue - yellow with the county coat of arms in the middle, which extends evenly into the two yellow stripes.

The flag in portrait format (banner) consists of three equally wide vertical stripes in the colors yellow - blue - yellow and bears the vertical county coat of arms in the upper half, which extends evenly into the two yellow stripes.

District partnerships

The district of North Saxony maintains partnership relationships with the district of Schwäbisch Hall , the district of Böblingen and the district of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, the district of Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm in Bavaria and the district of Marburg-Biedenkopf in Hesse.

cities and communes

(Population figures as of December 31, 2019)



Arzberg Bad Düben Beilrode Belgern-Schildau Cavertitz Dahlen Delitzsch Doberschütz Dommitzsch Dreiheide Eilenburg Elsnig Großtreben-Zwethau Jesewitz Krostitz Laußig Liebschützberg Löbnitz Mockrehna Mockrehna Mügeln Naundorf Wiedemar Oschatz Rackwitz Belgern-Schildau Schkeuditz Schönwölkau Mügeln Taucha Torgau Trossin Wermsdorf Wiedemar Torgau Zschepplin WiedemarMunicipalities in TDO.png
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Administrative communities and administrative associations

The cultural monuments in the towns and municipalities of the district are made accessible via the list of cultural monuments in the district of North Saxony .

Protected areas

There are 15 designated nature reserves in the district (as of February 2017).

License Plate

On August 1, 2008, the district was assigned the distinctive symbol TDO (Torgau, Delitzsch, Oschatz). Since November 9, 2012 , the distinctive signs DZ (Delitzsch), EB (Eilenburg), OZ (Oschatz), TG (Torgau) and TO (Torgau-Oschatz) have been available.


  • Matthias Donath: Leipziger Land. Cultural Landscapes of Saxony Vol. 2 , Edition Leipzig, Leipzig 2010

Web links

Commons : Landkreis Nordsachsen  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population of the Free State of Saxony by municipalities on December 31, 2019  ( help on this ).
  2. 2011 census database, North Saxony, district, age + gender
  3. Jörg Hübner: Shareholders' meeting founds WRL Region Economic Development. Press release No. 2012/49. Leipzig Chamber of Commerce and Industry, December 3, 2012, archived from the original on February 2, 2014 ; accessed on January 11, 2016 .
  4. Future Atlas 2016. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on October 2, 2017 ; accessed on March 23, 2018 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. , accessed on January 30, 2020
  6. , accessed on January 30, 2020
  7. ^ Result of the 2008 district council election . Accessed December 8, 2008 .
  8. News view - Kai Emanuel. Retrieved January 7, 2020 .
  9. ( Memento of the original from March 26, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  10. Results of the district council election 2019 , accessed on May 28, 2019.
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  12. Population of the Free State of Saxony by municipalities on December 31, 2019  ( help on this ).