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

Groß Meckelsen
Location of Groß Meckelsen within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Groß Meckelsen is located in Germany
Groß Meckelsen
Groß Meckelsen
Groß Meckelsen is located in Lower Saxony
Groß Meckelsen
Groß Meckelsen
Coordinates: 53°17′N 09°27′E / 53.283°N 9.450°E / 53.283; 9.450Coordinates: 53°17′N 09°27′E / 53.283°N 9.450°E / 53.283; 9.450
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Sittensen
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorDirk Detjen (CDU)
Area
 • Total12.34 km2 (4.76 sq mi)
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total511
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27419
Dialling codes04282
Vehicle registrationROW
Websitewww.sittensen.de

Groß Meckelsen 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 ephemeral 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 Groß Meckelsen, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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