Jerichower Land is a
district (Kreis) in the north-east of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Neighboring districts are (from south
clockwise) Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Salzlandkreis, the district-free city Magdeburg, Börde, Stendal, and the districts Havelland and Potsdam-Mittelmark in Brandenburg.
In 1816, the area of the district became part of the Prussian
province of Saxony, and was split
administratively into three districts, Jerichow I, Jerichow II and
Ziesar. The district of Ziesar was added into Jerichow I in
After World War II
, the districts were
rearranged. Some areas of the two districts were added to the
neighbouring districts of Havelberg, Rathenow, Brandenburg, Loburg
and Zerbst. The two districts were also renamed after their
administrative seats, thus Jerichow I became District
, and Jerichow II became District Genthin
1952, the district of Burg was split into two parts. However, in
1957, the district of Loburg was recombined with the district of
In 1994, the two districts of Burg and Genthin were merged, and
re-adopted the historical name of Jerichow. In 2007, 6
municipalities from the former district of Anhalt-Zerbst (Hobeck, Lohburg, Lübs, Prödel, Rosian and
Schweinitz) were added to Jerichower Land District.
of the district derives from the city of Jerichow, the name of which is related to that of an early
Slavic tribal grouping.
It is not
related to the name for the city of Jericho in the
Main water bodies in the district are the rivers Elbe
, Ihle and Nuthe as well
as the Elbe-Havel canal.
Coat of arms
||The vertical bars in the left half of the coat of arms
symbolize the Elbe-Havel canal, while the crane in the right symbolizes the nature in the
district. Cranes are common birds in the district.
Towns and municipalities
The district Jerichower Land consists of the following