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Cuxhaven
Cuxhaven
Cuxhaven
(German pronunciation: [kʊksˈhaːfən]) is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven
Cuxhaven
district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town includes the northernmost point of Lower Saxony. It is situated on the shore of the North Sea
North Sea
at the mouth of the Elbe
Elbe
River.[2] Cuxhaven
Cuxhaven
has a footprint of 14 kilometres (9 miles) (east–west) by 7 km (4 mi) (north–south). Its town quarters Duhnen, Döse and Sahlenburg
Sahlenburg
are especially popular vacation spots on the North Sea and home to about 52,000 residents. Cuxhaven
Cuxhaven
is home to an important fisherman's wharf and ship registration point for Hamburg
Hamburg
as well as the Kiel Canal
Kiel Canal
until 2008. Tourism is also of great importance
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Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig- Holstein
Holstein
(German: [ˈʃleːsvɪç ˈhɔlʃtaɪ̯n]; Danish: Slesvig-Holsten) is the northernmost of the 16 states of Germany, comprising most of the historical duchy of Holstein
Holstein
and the southern part of the former Duchy of Schleswig. Its capital city is Kiel; other notable cities are Lübeck
Lübeck
and Flensburg. Also known in more dated English as Sleswick-Holsatia, the Danish name is Slesvig-Holsten, the Low German
Low German
name is Sleswig-Holsteen, and the North Frisian name is Slaswik-Holstiinj
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Osterholz
Osterholz
Osterholz
is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Wesermarsch, Cuxhaven, Rotenburg and Verden, and by the city of Bremen.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Towns and municipalities 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Originally the prince-archbishops of Bremen ruled the area comprising today's district. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1807 the ephemeral Kingdom of Westphalia
Kingdom of Westphalia
annexed the Duchy, before France annexed it in 1810, there comprising a part of the département Bouches-du-Weser
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Wesermarsch
Wesermarsch
Wesermarsch
is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of Lower Saxony, Germany. Neighboring are (from the east clockwise) the districts of Cuxhaven and Osterholz, the city of Bremen
Bremen
in the state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the urban district of Delmenhorst, the district of Oldenburg
Oldenburg
and the urban district of Oldenburg, and the districts of Ammerland
Ammerland
and Friesland.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Partnerships 4 Coat of arms 5 Towns and municipalities 6 Literature 7 References 8 External linksGeography[edit] The district is located at the western banks of the River Weser between Bremen
Bremen
and the river's mouth. Several rivers cross the district from west to east, the largest of them being the Hunte, which runs through Oldenburg
Oldenburg
before entering Wesermarsch
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Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven
(German pronunciation: [ˌbʁeːmɐˈhaːfn̩] ( listen), literally "Bremen's harbour", Low German: Bremerhoben) is a city at the seaport of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, a state of the Federal Republic of Germany. It forms an enclave in the state of Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
and is located at the mouth of the River Weser
Weser
on its eastern bank, opposite the town of Nordenham
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Rotenburg (district)
Rotenburg is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is landlocked by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Stade, Harburg, Heidekreis, Verden, Osterholz
Osterholz
and Cuxhaven.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Towns and municipalities 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] In medieval times the region was part of the bishoprics of Bremen and Verden. After the Protestant Reformation
Protestant Reformation
the bishoprics became secular principalities, colloquially called Bremen-Verden, and finally parts of the Kingdom of Hanover. The present district was established in 1977 by merging the former districts of Rotenburg and Bremervörde. Geography[edit] The Wümme River
Wümme River
runs through the district from east to west
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Stade (district)
Stade
Stade
is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It has its seat in Stade
Stade
and is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Harburg, Rotenburg and Cuxhaven, the Elbe
Elbe
River, and the city state of Hamburg.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Cities and municipalities 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The district of Stade
Stade
was established in 1932 by merging three smaller precursor districts. Geography[edit] The district is situated at the southern banks of the Elbe
Elbe
River, between the city of Hamburg
Hamburg
and the river's mouth. The western border of the district is the Oste, a narrow tributary of the Elbe. The land between the Oste
Oste
and the town of Stade
Stade
is traditionally called Kehdingen
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Elmlohe
Elmlohe
Elmlohe
is a village and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2015 it is part of the town Geestland. It was a component municipality of the former Samtgemeinde Bederkesa.Contents1 Toponomy and Coat of Arms 2 History 3 Attractions of Elmlohe 4 ReferencesToponomy and Coat of Arms[edit] Elmlohe
Elmlohe
derives from the homonymous elm tree and lohe, which corresponds to the Old English
Old English
lea, in place names written leigh in today's spelling, or to Dutch loo (in Dutch), and signifies a glade or wood of glades
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Stubben
Stubben
Stubben
is a village and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 November 2011, it is part of the municipality Beverstedt. The name means, roughly 'tree stump.' The area of Stubben
Stubben
was once a forest area full of deer and other wildlife. Archaeological finds show that at least 10,000 years ago, reindeer hunters once lived in this region, and large stone tombs and finds from the Neolithic period
Neolithic period
indicate a continuous settlement since then. Stubben
Stubben
belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown
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Bad Bederkesa
Bad Bederkesa
Bad Bederkesa
is a village and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2015 it is part of the town Geestland. It is situated approximately 20 km northeast of Bremerhaven, and 30 km southeast of Cuxhaven. Bad Bederkesa was the seat of the former Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Bederkesa, an administrative division consisting of several component municipalities. History[edit] Bad Bederkesa
Bad Bederkesa
belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen (est. as principality of imperial immediacy in 1180)
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Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
(German: Niedersachsen [ˈniːdɐzaksn̩], Low German: Neddersassen) is a German state (Land) situated in northwestern Germany. It is the second largest state by land area, with 47,624 square kilometres (18,388 sq mi), and fourth largest in population (7.9 million) among the sixteen Länder federated as the Federal Republic of Germany. In rural areas Northern Low Saxon, a dialect of Low German, and Saterland Frisian, a variety of the Frisian language, are still spoken, but the number of speakers is declining. Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
borders on (from north and clockwise) the North Sea, the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Hesse
Hesse
and North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Netherlands
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Ringstedt
Ringstedt
Ringstedt
(in High German, in Low Saxon Ringst, literally in Ring Stead) is a village and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2015 it is part of the town Geestland. History[edit] Ringstedt
Ringstedt
belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown – interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) – and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown.St
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Flögeln
Flögeln
Flögeln
is a village and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2015 it is part of the town Geestland. History[edit] Flögeln
Flögeln
belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. The local prince-archiepiscopal vassals were the Ministeriales
Ministeriales
of Flögeln. On their emigration to Hamburg in 1375, where they adopted a civic career, they made over Flögeln
Flögeln
proper and six more villages to the Neuenwalde Convent.[1] Their Dornburg Castle (de) was taken over by the prince-archbishopric as another military outpost. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown
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Wulsbüttel
Wulsbüttel
Wulsbüttel
is a village and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2014, it is part of the municipality Hagen im Bremischen. Wulsbüttel
Wulsbüttel
belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1807 the ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia
Kingdom of Westphalia
annexed the Duchy, before France annexed it in 1810
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Driftsethe
Driftsethe
Driftsethe
is a village and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2014, it is part of the municipality Hagen im Bremischen. Driftsethe
Driftsethe
belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1807 the ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the Duchy, before France annexed it in 1810
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Sandstedt
Sandstedt
Sandstedt
is a village and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2014, it is part of the municipality Hagen im Bremischen. References[edit]Authority controlWorldCat Identities VIAF: 131368801 GND: 4558878-8This Cuxhaven district
Cuxhaven district
location article is a stub
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