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

Elsdorf
Coat of arms of Elsdorf
Coat of arms
Location of Elsdorf within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Elsdorf is located in Germany
Elsdorf
Elsdorf
Elsdorf is located in Lower Saxony
Elsdorf
Elsdorf
Coordinates: 53°14′33″N 09°21′02″E / 53.24250°N 9.35056°E / 53.24250; 9.35056Coordinates: 53°14′33″N 09°21′02″E / 53.24250°N 9.35056°E / 53.24250; 9.35056
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Zeven
Subdivisions10
Government
 • MayorHeinrich Willenbrock (CDU)
Area
 • Total49.01 km2 (18.92 sq mi)
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,004
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27404
Dialling codes04281, 04282, 04286
Vehicle registrationROW
Websitewww.zeven.de

Elsdorf belonged - as to its government - to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180.[2] In religious respect, however, Elsdorf formed part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Verden until after 1566 its incumbent bishops lost papal recognition, except of a last Catholic bishop from 1630 to 1631, respectively.[2] 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 1823 the Duchy was abolished and its territory became part of the Stade Region.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2018.
  2. ^ a b Michael Schütz, „Die Konsolidierung des Erzstiftes unter Johann Rode“, in: Geschichte des Landes zwischen Elbe und Weser: 3 vols., Hans-Eckhard Dannenberg and Heinz-Joachim Schulze (eds.) on behalf of the Landschaftsverband der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden, Stade: Landschaftsverband der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden, 1995 and 2008, vol. I 'Vor- und Frühgeschichte' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-7-5), vol. II 'Mittelalter (einschl. Kunstgeschichte)' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-8-2), vol. III 'Neuzeit' (2008; ISBN 978-3-9801919-9-9), (=Schriftenreihe des Landschaftsverbandes der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden; vols. 7–9), vol. II: pp. 263–278, here pp. 270seq. ISBN 978-3-9801919-8-2.