Kirchlinteln is a municipality in the district of Verden, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Its central village is situated approximately 6 km east of Verden, and 40 km southeast of Bremen. It is surrounded by the Linteln Geest (also called the Verden Heath) which is dominated by woods, hills, heath and small villages. Within the last decades many people decided to build their homes in Kirchlinteln or to buy old cottages in this region because of its picturesque landscape and its location close to the cities of Bremen and Hanover.

Coat of arms of Kirchlinteln
Coat of arms
Location of Kirchlinteln within Verden district
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Kirchlinteln is located in Germany
Kirchlinteln is located in Lower Saxony
Coordinates: 52°56′34″N 9°19′6″E / 52.94278°N 9.31833°E / 52.94278; 9.31833Coordinates: 52°56′34″N 9°19′6″E / 52.94278°N 9.31833°E / 52.94278; 9.31833
StateLower Saxony
Subdivisions16 incorporated villages
 • MayorWolfgang Rodewald (Ind.)
 • Total174.17 km2 (67.25 sq mi)
45 m (148 ft)
 • Total9,911
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes02571
Vehicle registrationST

Kirchlinteln 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. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Kirchlinteln, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

Structure of municipal subdivisionsEdit

  • Armsen
  • Bendingbostel
  • Brunsbrock
  • Heins, subdivisions:
    • Groß Heins
    • Klein Heins
  • Hohenaverbergen
  • Holtum (Geest), subdivisions:
    • Heidkrug
    • Wedehof
    • Steinberg
  • Kirchlinteln (central village)
  • Kreepen and Brammer
  • Kükenmoor
  • Luttum
  • Neddenaverbergen, subdivision:
    • Lehringen
  • Otersen, subdivisions:
    • Otersen im Sande
    • Ludwigslust
  • Schafwinkel, subdivisions:
    • Sankt Pauli
    • Odeweg
  • Sehlingen, subdivisions:
    • Groß Sehlingen
    • Klein Sehlingen
  • Stemmen
  • Weitzmühlen
  • Wittlohe

These villages each have a town provost.