Reeßum

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

Reeßum
Coat of arms of Reeßum
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Location of Reeßum within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Reeßum is located in Germany
Reeßum
Reeßum
Reeßum is located in Lower Saxony
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Reeßum
Coordinates: 53°7′N 9°13′E / 53.117°N 9.217°E / 53.117; 9.217Coordinates: 53°7′N 9°13′E / 53.117°N 9.217°E / 53.117; 9.217
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Sottrum
Subdivisions6
Government
 • MayorWilfried Kirchner (CDU)
Area
 • Total28.47 km2 (10.99 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,765
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27367
Dialling codes04264
Vehicle registrationROW
Websitewww.reessum.de

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

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