Vorwerk, Lower Saxony

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

Vorwerk
Coat of arms of Vorwerk
Coat of arms
Location of Vorwerk within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
Vorwerk in ROW.svg
Vorwerk is located in Germany
Vorwerk
Vorwerk
Vorwerk is located in Lower Saxony
Vorwerk
Vorwerk
Coordinates: 53°11′N 9°9′E / 53.183°N 9.150°E / 53.183; 9.150Coordinates: 53°11′N 9°9′E / 53.183°N 9.150°E / 53.183; 9.150
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Tarmstedt
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorThomas Müller
Area
 • Total21.65 km2 (8.36 sq mi)
Elevation
22 m (72 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,048
 • Density48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27412
Dialling codes04283(Ortsteile Buchholz und Dipshorn), 04288(Ortsteil Vorwerk)
Vehicle registrationROW and BRV

Vorwerk belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, 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 Duchy, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Duchy was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Duchy in a real union and the Ducal territory, including Vorwerk, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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