Göhrde

Göhrde is a municipality in the district of Lüchow-Dannenberg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Göhrde
Location of Göhrde within Lüchow-Dannenberg district
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Göhrde is located in Germany
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Göhrde is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 53°09′N 10°53′E / 53.150°N 10.883°E / 53.150; 10.883Coordinates: 53°09′N 10°53′E / 53.150°N 10.883°E / 53.150; 10.883
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictLüchow-Dannenberg
Municipal assoc.Elbtalaue
Subdivisions12 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorDietmar Harlfinger (FDP)
Area
 • Total40.71 km2 (15.72 sq mi)
Elevation
77 m (253 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total582
 • Density14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29473
Dialling codes05862
Vehicle registrationDAN

The municipality was named after the Göhrde State Forest, which has an area of about 75 square kilometres (29 sq mi), famous for its oaks, beeches and game preserves. The hunting lodge situated in the forest was built in 1689 and was restored by Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover. It is known to history on account of the constitution of Gohrde, promulgated here in 1719.

It is also notable for the Battle of the Göhrde on 16 September 1813 during the War of the Sixth Coalition, in which Allied forces under Wallmoden defeated the French forces commanded by Pecheux.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Göhrde". Encyclopædia Britannica. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 191.

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