Hambühren

Hambühren is a municipality in the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) west of Celle.

Hambühren
Coat of arms of Hambühren
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Location of Hambühren within Celle district
Celle (district)Lower SaxonyHeidekreisUelzen (district)Gifhorn (district)Hanover RegionFaßbergHermannsburguninc. LohheideBergenWinsenWietzeHambührenCelleAdelheidsdorfNienhagenWathlingenBröckelEicklingenWienhausenLanglingenUnterlüßEschedeScharnhorstHohneLanglingenEldingenHabighorstAhnsbeckHöferBeedenbostelLachendorfHambühren in CE.svg
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Hambühren is located in Germany
Hambühren
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Hambühren is located in Lower Saxony
Hambühren
Hambühren
Coordinates: 52°38′0″N 09°59′0″E / 52.63333°N 9.98333°E / 52.63333; 9.98333Coordinates: 52°38′0″N 09°59′0″E / 52.63333°N 9.98333°E / 52.63333; 9.98333
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCelle
Government
 • MayorThomas Herbst
Area
 • Total56.7 km2 (21.9 sq mi)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,422
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29313
Dialling codes05084, 05143 (Oldau)
Vehicle registrationCE
Websitewww.hambuehren.de

HistoryEdit

From the summer of 1944 to February 1945, a satellite camp of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was in operation at Hambühren. Guarded by SS staff, around 400 female prisoners were forced to expand the former potash mine and to lay train tracks to it, work carried out by the company Hochtief. The tunnels were intended as an underground production site for Bremen plane manufacturer Focke-Wulf.[2]:204

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2019.
  2. ^ Knoch, Habbo, ed. (2010). Bergen-Belsen: Wehrmacht POW Camp 1940–1945, Concentration Camp 1943–1945, Displaced Persons Camp 1945–1950. Catalogue of the Permanent Exhibition. Wallstein. ISBN 978-3-8353-0794-0.