Alfstedt

Alfstedt is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Coat of arms of Alfstedt
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Location of Alfstedt within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Alfstedt is located in Germany
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Alfstedt is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 53°32′53″N 09°04′04″E / 53.54806°N 9.06778°E / 53.54806; 9.06778Coordinates: 53°32′53″N 09°04′04″E / 53.54806°N 9.06778°E / 53.54806; 9.06778
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Geestequelle
Government
 • MayorHeinz Buck (CDU)
Area
 • Total16.22 km2 (6.26 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total852
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27432
Dialling codes04765
Vehicle registrationROW
WebsiteAlfstedt

Alfstedt belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which at first was 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 ephemeral Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the Duchy, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Duchy was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which – after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 – incorporated the Duchy in a real union and the Ducal territory, including Alfstedt, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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