Visselhövede (German pronunciation: [fɪsəlˈhøːvədə]) is a town in the district of Rotenburg in Lower Saxony, Germany. Nearby towns include the district capital Rotenburg, Walsrode and Verden. Larger cities within a 100 km radius are Bremen, Hanover and Hamburg.

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Coat of arms of Visselhövede
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Location of Visselhövede within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Visselhövede is located in Germany
Visselhövede
Visselhövede
Visselhövede is located in Lower Saxony
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Visselhövede
Coordinates: 52°58′N 9°35′E / 52.967°N 9.583°E / 52.967; 9.583Coordinates: 52°58′N 9°35′E / 52.967°N 9.583°E / 52.967; 9.583
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Government
 • MayorRalf Göbel (CDU) (SPD)
Area
 • Total158.85 km2 (61.33 sq mi)
Elevation
70 m (230 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,629
 • Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27374
Dialling codes04262
Vehicle registrationROW
Websitewww.visselhoevede.de

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

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