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Uelzen (district)

Uelzen
District
Coat of arms of Uelzen
Coat of arms
Country  Germany
State Lower Saxony
Capital Uelzen
Area
 • Total 1,454 km2 (561 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 92,356
 • Density 64/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration UE
Website landkreis-uelzen.de

Uelzen (German pronunciation: ) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Gifhorn, Celle, Heidekreis, Lüneburg and Lüchow-Dannenberg, and by the state of Saxony-Anhalt (district of Altmarkkreis Salzwedel). The county capital is the town of Uelzen.

History

From the Middle Ages on the region was part of the duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg and its successor states.

Geography

The district comprises the eastern part of the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide). The Ilmenau river has its source in the district. From here it runs northwards to the town of Lüneburg. The countryside is flat and sparsely populated.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:

  • three crosses, symbolising the monasteries of Ebstorf, Oldenstadt and Medingen
  • the heraldic lion from the arms of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Towns and municipalities

Towns Samtgemeinden
  1. Uelzen


Free municipalities

  1. Bienenbüttel
  1. Bad Bodenteich
  2. Lüder
  3. Soltendieck
  4. Wrestedt1
  1. Altenmedingen
  2. Bad Bevensen1, 2
  3. Barum
  4. Emmendorf
  5. Ebstorf
  6. Hanstedt
  7. Himbergen
  8. Jelmstorf
  9. Natendorf
  10. Römstedt
  11. Schwienau
  12. Weste
  13. Wriedel
  1. Oetzen
  2. Rätzlingen
  3. Rosche1
  4. Stoetze
  5. Suhlendorf
  1. Eimke
  2. Gerdau
  3. Suderburg1
1seat of the Samtgemeinde; 2town

References

  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2013 (Tabelle K1020014)

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (German)

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