Lower Saxony (German: Niedersachsen [ˈniːdɐzaksn̩] (); Low German: Neddersassen) is a German state (Land) situated in northwestern Germany.It is the second-largest state by land area, with 47,624 km 2 (18,388 sq mi), and fourth-largest in population (7.9 million) among the 16 Länder federated as the Federal Republic of Germany.
Saxony is a densely populated state if compared with more rural German states such as Bavaria or Lower Saxony. However, the population has declined over time. The population of Saxony began declining in the 1950s due to emigration, a process which accelerated after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. After bottoming out in 2013, the population ...
Dissen am Teutoburger Wald is an old charactered town in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the Teutoburg Forest, approximately 20 km southeast of Osnabrück.
Dissen is located on the southern slope of the Teutoburg Forest at the transition to East Westphalia. The highest point is the Hankenüll on the northeastern city limits. From east to west is the city area about eight kilometers, from north to south about ten kilometers. The land use is composed as follows: 43.8 percent agricultural use, 41.7 percent forest area, 9.8 percent building and courtyard areas and 4.7 percent traffic and other areas. Dissen is bordered to the north by Hilter and Melle,
Dissen was first mentioned in documents in 822, when Louis the Pious handed over the Meierhof in Dissen to the Bishop of Osnabrück. Since when the place exists is not known. A public school with three classes was founded in 1857. In April 1832, a major fire destroyed 32 buildings, 200 people lost their roof over their heads. On November 8, 1951 Dissen received the city rights. The name "Dissen am Teutoburger Wald" was officially ordered by the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior with ...
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Bergen is a town in the north of Celle district on the Lüneburg Heath, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Administratively it acts as a municipal borough divided into 12 subordinate parishes based on the town and its surrounding villages: Becklingen, Belsen, Bergen, Bleckmar, Diesten, Dohnsen, Eversen, Hagen, Hassel, Offen, Sülze and Wardböhmen. Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was located in the area of Belsen. The town had 13,099 inhabitants according to the census conducted in December 2008...
Bergen is located in the north of Celle district on the Lüneburg Heath, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The Bundesstraße 3 passed through the municipal territory from north to south.
Bergen was first mentioned in the records in 1197 and was the centre of a legislative and administrative region, the seat of the district sheriff and, later, the Royal Hanoverian Office. After the annexation of the Kingdom of Hanover by Prussia in 1866 the Amt Bergen, formed in 1852, was incorporated into Fallingbostel district, which had been created in 1867. In the district reorganisation of 1885, the Amt was transferred into the newly formed Celle district. If the development of Bergen was ra
Today around 14,000 people live in the town of Bergen. About 3,000 members of the British Forces and their families departed in summer 2015 when the British left Bergen-Hohne Garrison.
Due to the presence of foreign troops in the area, including Dutch and British both military and their families have come to Bergen. This has influenced the cultural environment of the town strongly; for example a typical Dutch carnival is held annually which is very uncharacteristic of this area. The Bergen-Hohne British base held a bonfire night on 5 November which was free to all local residents to attend forming strong ties with the community.
The Römstedthaus is a farmhouse museum dedicated to local and regional history. Its focus is the life and work of farmer up to the turn of the century in 1900. It is located in a former smokehouse, about 350 years old, that is still on the spot it was built. The old ...
In the centre of town, on the Friedensplatz immediately next to St. Lambert's Church are three memorials
The flag of Lower Saxony was introduced on 1 May 1951, and made official on 13 October 1952. In the aftermath of World War II a neutral flag was needed for the state of Lower Saxony which consisted of the formerly separate entities of Hanover , Brunswick , Oldenburg , and Schaumburg-Lippe .
The following table lists the 63 cities and communes in Lower Saxony with a population of at least 25,000 on December 31, 2017, as estimated by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany. A city is displayed in bold if it is a state or federal capital.
Munster, also called Munster (Örtze), is a small town in the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany almost equidistant from Hamburg and Hanover.The town is home to the German Army's largest garrison and is situated between the two training areas of Munster North and Munster South.
Achim (German pronunciation: ()) is a municipality and the largest town (population 30,059 in December 2006) in the district of Verden, in Lower Saxony, Germany.It is situated on the right bank of the Weser, approx. 17 km northwest of Verden, and 16 km southeast of Bremen