Sottrum

Sottrum is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 11 km west of Rotenburg, and 30 km east of Bremen.

Sottrum
Coat of arms of Sottrum
Coat of arms
Location of Sottrum within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Sottrum is located in Germany
Sottrum
Sottrum
Sottrum is located in Lower Saxony
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Sottrum
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
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorHans-Jürgen Krahn (CDU)
Area
 • Total28.58 km2 (11.03 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,522
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27367
Dialling codes04264
Vehicle registrationROW
Websitewww.sottrum.de

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

Sottrum is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Sottrum.

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