Helvesiek

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

Helvesiek
Coat of arms of Helvesiek
Coat of arms
Location of Helvesiek within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Helvesiek is located in Germany
Helvesiek
Helvesiek
Helvesiek is located in Lower Saxony
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Helvesiek
Coordinates: 53°13′N 9°30′E / 53.217°N 9.500°E / 53.217; 9.500Coordinates: 53°13′N 9°30′E / 53.217°N 9.500°E / 53.217; 9.500
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Fintel
Government
 • MayorGerhard Müller (CDU)
Area
 • Total21.78 km2 (8.41 sq mi)
Elevation
32 m (105 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total818
 • Density38/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27389
Dialling codes04267
Vehicle registrationROW
Websitewww.helvesiek.de

Helvesiek belonged to the Prince-Bishopric of Verden, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Bishopric was transformed into the Principality of Verden, 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 ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the Principality, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Principality was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Helvesiek, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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