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 o Total1,216.6 km2 (469.7 sq mi)
(31 December 2019)[1]
 o Total109,371
 o Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationOSL, CA, SFB

Oberspreewald-Lausitz (Lower Sorbian: Wokrejs Górne B?ota-?u?yca, Upper Sorbian: Wokrjes Hornje B?óta-?u?ica) is a Kreis (district) in the southern part of Brandenburg, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Dahme-Spreewald, Spree-Neiße, the districts Kamenz and Riesa-Großenhain in Saxony, and the district Elbe-Elster.


The Spree river runs through the district; along its banks there is the Spreewald, a wooded area and habitat of several rare animals. The district is part of the historic region of Lusatia.


The district was formed in 1993 by merging the previous districts of Calau and Senftenberg and a small part of the district Bad Liebenwerda.


Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows a red bull as the symbol of the Lower Lusatia region, representing the former district Calau. The city wall in the bottom part is an old symbol of the Upper Lusatia region, and also represents the former district Senftenberg. The shield with a lion is the symbol of the county of Meißen, representing the municipalities of the former district Bad Liebenwerda which were included into the district.

Towns and municipalities


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2019". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

External links

Media related to Oberspreewald-Lausitz at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°35?N 14°0?E / 51.583°N 14.000°E / 51.583; 14.000

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