Horstedt

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

Horstedt
Coat of arms of Horstedt
Coat of arms
Location of Horstedt within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Horstedt is located in Germany
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Horstedt is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 53°11′N 09°14′E / 53.183°N 9.233°E / 53.183; 9.233Coordinates: 53°11′N 09°14′E / 53.183°N 9.233°E / 53.183; 9.233
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Sottrum
Subdivisions4
Government
 • MayorHeinz Dieter Gebers (SPD)
Area
 • Total22.49 km2 (8.68 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,274
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27367
Dialling codes04288
Vehicle registrationROW
Websitewww.sottrum.de

Horstedt 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 ephemeralKingdom 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 Horstedt, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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