Celle (district)

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Celle (German pronunciation: [ˈtsɛlə]) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Uelzen, Gifhorn, Hanover and Heidekreis.

Coat of arms of Celle
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 52°35′N 10°05′E / 52.58°N 10.08°E / 52.58; 10.08Coordinates: 52°35′N 10°05′E / 52.58°N 10.08°E / 52.58; 10.08
StateLower Saxony
 • District admin.Klaus Wiswe
 • Total1,554 km2 (600 sq mi)
 (31 December 2019)[1]
 • Total179,011
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationCE


The district is located in the southernmost parts of the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide). The Aller River enters the district in the east, runs through the town of Celle and leaves the district in the northwest. It is joined by many tributaries coming from the south.

Lüneburg Regional AssociationEdit

To look after cultural matters the Lüneburg Regional Association (Lüneburgischer Landschaftsverband) was founded as a registered association (eingetragener Verein).

Coat of armsEdit

The lion and the heart were part of the arms of the Lüneburg, a subdivision of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg. The Principality was occasionally (but incorrectly) also known as Brunswick-Celle, since Celle was its capital for some time. The only difference is the number of hearts (the original coat of arms included more than one heart).

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Celle
Towns Collective municipalities (Samtgemeinden)
  1. Bergen
  2. Celle

Free municipalities

  1. Eschede
  2. Faßberg
  3. Hambühren
  4. Südheide
  5. Wietze
  6. Winsen

Unincorporated area

  1. Lohheide
  1. Bröckel
  2. Eicklingen
  3. Langlingen
  4. Wienhausen1
  1. Ahnsbeck
  2. Beedenbostel
  3. Eldingen
  4. Hohne
  5. Lachendorf1
  1. Adelheidsdorf
  2. Nienhagen
  3. Wathlingen1
1seat of the Samtgemeinde


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