|• Total||1,216.6 km2 (469.7 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2015)|
|• Density||92/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Vehicle registration||OSL, CA, SFB|
Oberspreewald-Lausitz (Upper Sorbian: Wokrjes Hornje Błóta-Łužica) 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 Calau and Senftenberg and small part of the district Bad Liebenwerda.
- Development of Population since 1875 within the Current Boundaries (Blue Line: Population; Dotted Line: Comparison to Population Development of Brandenburg state; Grey Background: Time of Nazi rule; Red Background: Time of Communist rule)
- Recent Population Development (Blue Line) and Forecasts
Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.
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
|1seat of the Amt; 2town|
- ↑ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2015 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 2016.
- ↑ Boundaries as of 2013
- ↑ Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons
Media related to Oberspreewald-Lausitz at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (German)
Coordinates: 51°35′N 14°0′E / 51.583°N 14.000°E