|Coat of arms||Map|
|Land of the Federal Republic:||Saxonia-Anhalt|
|Circle:||District bitter field|
|Height:||75 - 90 m NN|
|Inhabitant:||15.805 (30 June 2005)|
|Population density:||568 inhabitants for each km|
|Postal zip codes:||06731 - 06749|
|Municipality characteristic number:||15154002|
|Address of the city administration:||Market 706749 bitter field|
|Mayor:||Dr. Werner robbery universe (SPD)|
Bitter field is the district town of the district bitter field in the southeast of the country Saxonia-Anhalt and a center of the chemical industry.
Bitter field is appropriate for about 25 km northeast of resounds (Saale) and about 35 km north of Leipzig. East the hollow artificial lake is, southeast Goitz and in the north follows the neighbour city Wolfen. The city lies in the nature area of bitter fields mining district.
Adjacent municipalities are Friedersdorf, Greppin, Holzweissig, circular block, Pouch and Sandersdorf.
Bitter field will fuse to 1 July 2007 with the neighbour city Wolfen and the municipalities Greppin, Holzweissig and Thalheim to a new city Bitterfeld Wolfen also together about 50,000 inhabitants, which will be then the fourth largest city of Saxonia-Anhalt.
Before the Second World War bitter field was a modern industrial centre, in times of the late GDR became it a symbol for the marode equipment of the economy and dangerous environmental pollution. In those years the city carried also the little flatterful title "dirtiest city of Europe". With the turn after 1989 and the resulting industrial quiet putting could draw a deep breath humans, plants and nature figurativy spoken again. Even if the omission of many jobs meant often an enormous load for humans, could now be remembered to make again more worth living the maltreated region. With billions-worth recultivation achievements the mining industry subsequent landscape was transformed around bitter field into a sea-landscape, which today Wanderern and water-haven-learn a small Paradies given. Piece by piece can be observed, how nature heals its old scars. Monika Maron in its novel "fly ash" the extremely difficult production conditions into bitter fields chemistry operating defiance quiet putting of numerous industrial companies and economic problems is bitter field as part of the "Central German chemistry triangle" over resounds (Saale) and Leipzig with the new "chemistry park" (see below) still an important location of the modern chemical industry.
Development of the number of inhabitants (starting from 1960 31 December):
1840 to 1933
1939 to 1984
1995 to 2004
1 29. Oktober2 31 August
Bitter field maintains partnerships between cities with Marl (North Rhine-Westphalia), Vierzon (France) and Dzershinsk (Russia)
In that 1839 in the city center as school building established circle museum are apart from permanent exhibitions to regional history, geology, biology, archaeology. Besides a permanent exhibition is dedicated to the balloon travel, which can look in bitter field on a tradition back. In the cellar a constant exhibition is to be seen to bitter fields the amber, which only German amber stores describe after the Second World War.