Magdeburg administrative district

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Basic data
State / Country
Administrative headquarters Magdeburg
surface 11,735.09 km²
Residents 1,172,500 (December 31, 2003)
Population density 100 inhabitants / km²
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Seal of the Presidium of the Royal Government of Magdeburg

The administrative district of Magdeburg existed from 1816 to 1944, from 1945 to 1947 and from 1990 to 2003 in the Prussian province of Saxony , in the Soviet occupation zone and in the state of Saxony-Anhalt .

Administrative history

The Prussian province of Saxony, formed in 1815, was divided into the administrative districts of Erfurt , Magdeburg and Merseburg in 1816 . The administrative district of Magdeburg formed the province of Magdeburg from 1944 until the end of the war in 1945 , which on July 23, 1945 became the administrative district of Magdeburg of the state of Saxony-Anhalt .

During the reform of the state administration, Saxony-Anhalt's districts were dissolved on June 30, 1947. As part of the GDR - administrative reform of 1952 , the district area with partly altered borders part of the new was district Magdeburg .

In the course of the re-establishment of the states in the dissolving GDR in 1990, the Magdeburg district was re-formed into the Magdeburg administrative district. Due to the district reform of 1994 in Saxony-Anhalt , the administrative district was expanded to include the Aschersleben area. On January 1, 2004, the administrative district was dissolved. The tasks of the regional council were taken over by the state administration office of Saxony-Anhalt , based in Halle (Saale) .

Population development

year Residents source
1816 460.405
1843 619.781
1871 854.591
1900 1,176,372
1910 1,248,990
1925 1,294,514
1933 1,303,848
1939 1,388,245
1993 1,213,700
1995 1,261,300
2000 1,208,100
2003 1,172,500

Administrative division


City districts


On July 23, 1945, Saxony-Anhalt established three district administrations, one named Dessau for the former Free State of Anhalt, one in Magdeburg for the former Prussian province of the same name and one in Merseburg for the former Prussian province of Halle-Merseburg . On January 10, 1946, some districts were reclassified from the Magdeburg administrative district to those of Dessau .

City districts


District-free city


District-free city


District President

Province of Saxony

State of Saxony-Anhalt (SBZ / GDR) :

State of Saxony-Anhalt :

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e Statistical Yearbook for the Federal Republic of Germany
  2. ^ Christian Gottfried Daniel Stein: Handbook of Geography and Statistics of the Prussian State . Vossische Buchhandlung, Berlin 1819, The administrative district of Magdeburg, p. 326 ( digitized version [accessed on May 5, 2016]).
  3. ^ Handbook of the Province of Saxony . Rubachsche Buchhandlung, Magdeburg 1843, Neustadt-Magdeburg, p. 79 ( digitized version [accessed June 6, 2016]).
  4. Royal Statistical Office of Prussia (ed.): The municipalities and manor districts of the Prussian state and their population . The municipalities and manor districts of the Province of Saxony. Publishing house d. Royal Extra Bureaus, Berlin 1873 ( digitized version [accessed on May 5, 2016]).
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  6. a b c Statistical yearbook for the German Empire
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