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

Oerel
Coat of arms of Oerel
Coat of arms
Location of Oerel within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Oerel is located in Germany
Oerel
Oerel
Oerel is located in Lower Saxony
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Oerel
Coordinates: 53°29′01″N 09°03′36″E / 53.48361°N 9.06000°E / 53.48361; 9.06000Coordinates: 53°29′01″N 09°03′36″E / 53.48361°N 9.06000°E / 53.48361; 9.06000
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Geestequelle
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorHelmut Ringe (SPD)
Area
 • Total33.70 km2 (13.01 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,817
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27432
Dialling codes04761, 04765, 04766
Vehicle registrationROW
Websitewww.geestequelle.de

Oerel 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. In 1807 the ephemeral Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the Duchy, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Duchy was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Duchy in a real union and the Ducal territory, including Oerel, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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