Frelsdorf

Frelsdorf 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.

Frelsdorf
Ortsteil of Beverstedt
Coat of arms of Frelsdorf
Coat of arms
Location of Frelsdorf
Frelsdorf is located in Germany
Frelsdorf
Frelsdorf
Frelsdorf is located in Lower Saxony
Frelsdorf
Frelsdorf
Coordinates: 53°29′35″N 08°54′02″E / 53.49306°N 8.90056°E / 53.49306; 8.90056Coordinates: 53°29′35″N 08°54′02″E / 53.49306°N 8.90056°E / 53.49306; 8.90056
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCuxhaven
MunicipalityBeverstedt
Subdivisions3 Ortsteile
Area
 • Total25.29 km2 (9.76 sq mi)
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)
Population
 (2010-12-31)
 • Total708
 • Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27616
Dialling codes04749
Vehicle registrationCUX
Websitewww.beverstedt.de

Frelsdorf 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. 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 Frelsdorf, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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