Schneverdingen (German pronunciation: [ˈʃneːvɐdɪŋən]; Low Saxon Snevern) is a town in the northern part of the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located in the area known as Lüneburg Heath.
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|• Mayor||Meike Moog-Steffens (Ind.)|
|• Total||234.58 km2 (90.57 sq mi)|
|Elevation||97 m (318 ft)|
|• Density||80/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||05193, -98, -99, 04265|
Schneverdingen 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 Schneverdingen, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.