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Anhalt, a German duchy, surrounded and split up by Prussian Saxony. The Hartz Mountains push into its western districts, but the rest is flat and woody, and watered by the Elbe and Saale. The four towns of Dessau, Bornberg. Kothen, and Zerbst supply names to the divisions of the duchy, Anhalt-Dessau being the chief. Woollen goods, pottery, and hardware are manufactured, but the country is almost entirely agricultural. Area, 869 square miles.