Bennewitz

Bennewitz is a municipality in the Leipzig district in Saxony, Germany.

Bennewitz

Coat of arms
Location of Bennewitz within Leipzig district
Bennewitz
Bennewitz
Coordinates: 51°21′35″N 12°42′41″E
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
Subdivisions12
Government
  MayorBernd Laqua
Area
  Total46.42 km2 (17.92 sq mi)
Elevation
117 m (384 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total4,988
  Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04828
Dialling codes03425
Vehicle registrationL, BNA, GHA, GRM, MTL, WUR
Websitewww.gemeinde-bennewitz.de

History

Today Bennewitz is a cluster of several villages administered by Bennewitz village. The main village of Bennewitz is one of the oldest settlements in the Mulde-valley. It is probably named after Bono or Bonislaw who settled here about 1200 years ago. The name is of Sorbian (see: Wends) origin, as many geographical names in the area. Its old village core has the shape of a typical Sorbian (Wendish) 'Rundling' village.

Transport

Bennewitz is situated at the intersection of highway B6 and highway B107. The former connects it with the metropolitan area of Leipzig. The village has a train station which is served by local commuter trains.

References

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