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

Westerwalsede
Location of Westerwalsede within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Westerwalsede is located in Germany
Westerwalsede
Westerwalsede
Westerwalsede is located in Lower Saxony
Westerwalsede
Westerwalsede
Coordinates: 53°2′N 9°22′E / 53.033°N 9.367°E / 53.033; 9.367Coordinates: 53°2′N 9°22′E / 53.033°N 9.367°E / 53.033; 9.367
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Bothel
Subdivisions4
Government
 • MayorJochen Hestermann
Area
 • Total20.11 km2 (7.76 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total712
 • Density35/km2 (92/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27386
Dialling codes04269
Vehicle registrationROW
WebsiteWws auf bothel.de

Westerwalsede 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. In 1807 the ephemeral Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the Principality, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Principality was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Westerwalsede, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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