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

Kirchwalsede
Location of Kirchwalsede within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Kirchwalsede is located in Germany
Kirchwalsede
Kirchwalsede
Kirchwalsede is located in Lower Saxony
Kirchwalsede
Kirchwalsede
Coordinates: 53°1′N 9°24′E / 53.017°N 9.400°E / 53.017; 9.400Coordinates: 53°1′N 9°24′E / 53.017°N 9.400°E / 53.017; 9.400
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Bothel
Subdivisions4
Government
 • MayorKlaus Lütjens (CDU)
Area
 • Total36.9 km2 (14.2 sq mi)
Elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,171
 • Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27386
Dialling codes04269
Vehicle registrationROW
WebsiteKirchwalsede

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

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