Schwarmstedt is a municipality in the Heidekreis in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near the confluence of the rivers Aller and Leine, approx. 20 km south of Bad Fallingbostel, and 30 km east of Nienburg. Further districts of the municipality are

Schwarmstedt
Coat of arms of Schwarmstedt
Coat of arms
Location of Schwarmstedt within Heidekreis district
Schwarmstedt in HK.svg
Schwarmstedt is located in Germany
Schwarmstedt
Schwarmstedt
Schwarmstedt is located in Lower Saxony
Schwarmstedt
Schwarmstedt
Coordinates: 52°40′N 9°37′E / 52.667°N 9.617°E / 52.667; 9.617Coordinates: 52°40′N 9°37′E / 52.667°N 9.617°E / 52.667; 9.617
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHeidekreis
Government
 • MayorClaudia Schiesgeries
Area
 • Total29.92 km2 (11.55 sq mi)
Elevation
26 m (85 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,721
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29690
Dialling codes05071
Vehicle registrationHK
Websiteschwarmstedt.de

Schwarmstedt is the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Schwarmstedt.

TransportationEdit

The Bundesstraße 214 leads through Schwarmstedt, connecting the cities of Nienburg/Weser and Celle. Schwarmstedt is nearby the A 7 and has a train station for the line section Soltau - Hannover (Heidebahn).

HistoryEdit

The area around the church of Schwarmstedt (ecclesia swarmstede) have been donated by the Edelherr Mirabilis to the Bishopric of Minden around 1150AD. The old church of Schwarmstedt was replaced around 1500AD by a new church (St. Laurentius Church), which stands to this day. It is presumed that the land changed ownership at the end of the 14th century and was then owned by the duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

data as of 22/01/2012

Town twinningsEdit

Schwarmstedt is twinned to Kröpelin (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) and Miekinia in the polish Lower Silesian Voivodeship.

Famous personsEdit

The macroeconomist Wilhelm Röpke was born in Schwarmstedt on 10 October 1899. He worked as a scientist and political advisor in post-war Germany and had a relevant influence on its development at that time. The local school was named after him in his honor.

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