Hanover (German: Hannover) was a Regierungsbezirk of the German state of Lower Saxony from 1946 until 2004. It was located in the south of the state, centered on the Lower Saxon capital of Hanover.

Hanover

Hannover
Map of Lower Saxony highlighting Hanover
Map of Lower Saxony highlighting Hanover
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
Disestablished2004-12-31
Region seatHanover
Area
 • Total9,046.82 km2 (3,493.00 sq mi)
Population
 (30 Sep. 2004)
 • Total2,167,343
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)

HistoryEdit

There was a similar, equally named administrative unit within the then Prussian Province of Hanover from 1885 until the end of World War II; and before that, a 1823 established Landdrostei within the Kingdom of Hanover.

Kreise (districts) from 2001 to 2004
  1. Diepholz
  2. Hamelin-Pyrmont (Hameln-Pyrmont)
  3. Hanover (Hannover)
  4. Hildesheim
  5. Holzminden
  6. Nienburg
  7. Schaumburg

Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 9°44′00″E / 52.3667°N 9.7333°E / 52.3667; 9.7333

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