Neukirch/Lausitz

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Neukirch/Lausitz
Wjazońca
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Wjazońca within Bautzen district
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Wjazońca
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Neukirch/Lausitz
Wjazońca
Coordinates: 51°6′N14°19′E / 51.100°N 14.317°E / 51.100; 14.317 Coordinates: 51°6′N14°19′E / 51.100°N 14.317°E / 51.100; 14.317
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Bautzen
Government
   Mayor (202229) Jens Zeiler [1] (CDU)
Area
  Total21.32 km2 (8.23 sq mi)
Elevation
325 m (1,066 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31) [2]
  Total4,806
  Density230/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
01904
Dialling codes 035951
Vehicle registration BZ, BIW, HY, KM
Website www.neukirch-lausitz.de

Neukirch/Lausitz (German) or Wjazońca (Upper Sorbian) is a municipality in Upper Lusatia in the district of Bautzen, in the state of Saxony in eastern Germany. It belongs to the district of Bautzen and is situated in several valleys of the mountain region Lausitzer Bergland, near the hill "Valtenberg" that reaches about 587 metres. It has about 5,066 inhabitants (December 2015) in an area of 21.32 km², a population density of 240 per km². The German name Lausitz means Lusatia.

Geography and History

At the Valtenberg there is the source of the river Wesenitz. Nearby communities are Doberschau-Gaußig, Wilthen, Steinigtwolmsdorf and Schmölln-Putzkau in the district of Bautzen and Hohwald in the district of Saxon Switzerland The distance to the biggest towns of the region is 15 km to Bautzen and 12 km to the city of Bischofswerda.

Neukirch was first mentioned in writing in 1222. The Battle of Bautzen in 1813 between the French and the Russian army took place nearby.

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References

  1. Gewählte Bürgermeisterinnen und Bürgermeister im Freistaat Sachsen, Stand: 17. Juli 2022, Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen.
  2. "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2020". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). June 2021.