Brockel

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

Brockel
Location of Brockel within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Brockel is located in Germany
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Brockel is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 53°6′N 9°31′E / 53.100°N 9.517°E / 53.100; 9.517Coordinates: 53°6′N 9°31′E / 53.100°N 9.517°E / 53.100; 9.517
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Bothel
Government
 • MayorRolf Lüdemann (CDU)
Area
 • Total25.12 km2 (9.70 sq mi)
Elevation
34 m (112 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,363
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27386
Dialling codes04266
Vehicle registrationROW
Websitewww.brockel.de

Brockel belonged to the Prince-Bishopric of Verden, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Bishopric was transformed into the Principality of Verden, 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 ephemeralKingdom of Westphalia annexed the Principality, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Principality was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Brockel, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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