Heerstedt

Heerstedt 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.

Heerstedt
Ortsteil of Beverstedt
Coat of arms of Heerstedt
Coat of arms
Location of Heerstedt
Heerstedt is located in Germany
Heerstedt
Heerstedt
Heerstedt is located in Lower Saxony
Heerstedt
Heerstedt
Coordinates: 53°27′56″N 08°45′52″E / 53.46556°N 8.76444°E / 53.46556; 8.76444Coordinates: 53°27′56″N 08°45′52″E / 53.46556°N 8.76444°E / 53.46556; 8.76444
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCuxhaven
MunicipalityBeverstedt
Subdivisions3 Ortsteile
Area
 • Total18.89 km2 (7.29 sq mi)
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (2010-12-31)
 • Total453
 • Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27616
Dialling codes04747
Vehicle registrationCUX
Websitewww.beverstedt.de

Heerstedt 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. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the Duchy in a real union and the Ducal territory, including Heerstedt, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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