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Lusatia (German: Lausitz, Upper Sorbian: Łužica, Lower Sorbian: Łužyca) is a historical region between the Bóbr and Kwisa rivers and the Elbe river in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg and south-western Poland.


The name derives from a Sorbian word meaning "swamps" or "water-hole".


The Lusatian lakeland (Lausitzer Seenland) is a chain of artificial lakes in Germany, situated across the north-eastern part of Saxony and the southern part of Brandenburg. Through flooding as a part of an extensive regeneration programme, several decommissioned lignite opencast mines are in process to be transformed to Europe's largest artificial lake district by 2018.

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Taken on August 4, 2007