Saxony-Anhalt


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Saxony-Anhalt

(săk`sənē-än`hält), Ger. Sachsen-Anhalt, state (1994 pop. 2,965,000), 7,892 sq mi (20,445 sq km), E Germany. Magdeburg is the capital. It is bordered on the east by Brandenburg, on the west by Lower Saxony, and in the south by Thuringia and Saxony. Besides Magdeburg, major cities include Dessau and Halle. The southwest corner of the state is occupied by the Harz Mts. The region is noted for industrial production. It regained its status as a state in 1990, prior to German reunification. Historically the region was a part of the duchy of Saxony until the 12th cent., when it split into several units. Prussia dominated the region after the 17th cent., until Leopold IV of Anhalt-Dessau consolidated the three existing duchies in 1863. In 1871 the area was made a state of the German empire. As constituted in 1947 under Soviet military occupation, Saxony-Anhalt consisted, roughly, of the former state of AnhaltAnhalt
, former state, c.900 sq mi (2,330 sq km), central Germany, surrounded by the former Prussian provinces of Saxony and Brandenburg. Dessau, the capital, and Köthen were the chief cities. Nonmountainous except for the outliers of the lower Harz Mts.
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, the former Prussian province of SaxonySaxony
, Ger. Sachsen, Fr. Saxe, state (1994 pop. 4,901,000), 7,078 sq mi (18,337 sq km), E central Germany. Dresden is the capital. In its current form, Saxony is a federal state of Germany, with its pre–World War II borders reinstated as of Oct., 1990.
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, and several small territories of the former state of BrunswickBrunswick
, Ger. Braunschweig , former state, central Germany, surrounded by the former Prussian provinces of Saxony, Hanover, and Westphalia. The region of Braunschweig is situated on the North German plain and in the northern foothills of the Harz Mts.
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. Saxony-Anhalt was abolished as an administrative district in 1952, and its territory was included in the districts of Halle, Magdeburg, Leipzig, and Cottbus.

Saxony-Anhalt

a state of E Germany: created in 1947 from the state of Anhalt and those parts of Prussia formerly ruled by the duchy of Saxony: part of East Germany until 1990. Pop.: 2 523 000 (2003 est.)
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Elsewhere in the Saxony-Anhalt region, the RKW site in Halberstadt successfully manufactures hydroentangled spunbond and thermal bonded spunbond nonwovens and is a global technology and innovative leader in the field.
In Saxony-Anhalt, the CDU remained the biggest party on 30.5 percent, but the AfD grabbed 21.5 percent, even surpassing the SPD, Merkel's coalition partner in Berlin.
A recent poll for broadcaster ARD showed support for the AfD is at 19 percent in Saxony-Anhalt, where the refugee crisis has dominated the debate despite a minimal impact on the eastern state.
Politicians blasted the statement as fear-mongering, with Saxony-Anhalt's education minister Stephan Dorgerloh accusing the union of "amplifying rumors, spreading half-truths and exploiting its value."
Flood water levels had fallen slightly in the Magdeburg city on Monday, while other parts of Saxony-Anhalt still faces flood threat.
The second-largest owner, the savings banks in Lower Saxony holds 28 percent, down from 37 percent previously, while the state of Saxony-Anhalt holds around 6 percent, down from about 8 percent.
Saxony-Anhalt's interior minister Holger Hoevelmann said: "We are still speechless and shocked by the images and the level of destruction."
A passenger and a cargo train crashed head-on near Hordorf village, close to Saxony-Anhalt's state capital Magdeburg, and several cars of the train carrying some 45 passengers derailed and overturned, a spokesman for the district's firefighters said.
Damascus, (SANA) -- Transport Ministry on Monday signed with German Ministry of Regional Development and Transport of Saxony-Anhalt state the minutes of their bilateral talks.The minutes includes cooperation in the fields of experience and infrastructure, activating memos of understanding signed between the two sides in the fields of roads, bridges and railways and enhancing the standing cooperation between the two ministries.
* Metso Paper will supply additional digesters to Zellstoff Stendal GmbH pulp mill's cooking process expansion in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
The overall cost of these projects is estimated at Euro 100 million and the bank has noted approvingly that they will create 197 jobs in the company's eastern German region of Saxony-Anhalt, whilst safeguarding others at Impfstoffwerk, a medicine manufacturer specialising in immunobiologicals.