Buchholz in der Nordheide

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Buchholz.
Coat of arms of Buchholz.
Coat of arms
Buchholz. is located in Germany
Buchholz.
Buchholz.
Coordinates: 53°19′N 09°52′E / 53.317°N 9.867°E / 53.317; 9.867Coordinates: 53°19′N 09°52′E / 53.317°N 9.867°E / 53.317; 9.867
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Harburg
Subdivisions 6 districts
Government
 • Mayor Wilfried Geiger (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 74.62 km2 (28.81 sq mi)
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 37,876
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21244
Dialling codes 04181, 04186, 04187
Vehicle registration WL
Website www.buchholz.de

Buchholz in der Nordheide is the largest town in the district of Harburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 25 km southwest of Hamburg.

Geography[edit]

Buchholz is home to the Brunsberg, the region's highest mountain (129m). It is on the northern edge of the Lüneburg Heath.

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History[edit]

The town's lace-making industry dated from 1589, and was still the main employer as late as the early 20th century.[2]

In 1958, Buchholz got the city charter.

In 1992, Buchholz was struck by a small tornado which destroyed many trees and damaged some houses. In 2002, the temperature in Buchholz rose above 38 degrees Celsius, marking an all-time high for this region.

In 2006, Buchholz tried to set a new world-record by placing a crowd of 2000 people near the local swimming pool, forming a big heart. However, this attempt failed because 39 people did not show up.

Division of the town[edit]

The city districts Steinbeck, Dibbersen, Seppensen, Holm-Seppensen, Sprötze and Trelde belong to Buchholz.

Districts sort by population:

  • Buchholz (nucleated town)
    • District Reindorf
    • District Vaensen
    • District Buensen
  • Holm-Seppensen
    • District Seppensen
    • District Holm-Seppensen
    • District Holm
  • Steinbeck
    • District Steinbeck
    • District Meilsen
  • Sprötze
  • Trelde
    • District Trelde
    • District Suerhop
  • Dibbersen
    • District Dibbersen
    • District Dangersen

Number of inhabitants[edit]

  • 1821 – 178
  • 1871 – 350
  • 1905 – 1.220
  • 1925 – 2.138
  • 1939 – 3.110
  • 1945 – ca. 5.000
  • 1946 – 6.003
  • 1958 – 7.523
  • 1963 – 10.364
  • 1968 – 13.590
  • 1972 – 15.273
  • 1972 – 22.620
  • 1975 – 26.393
  • 1998 – 35.264
  • 1999 – 35.603
  • 2000 – 35.916
  • 2001 – 36.109
  • 2002 – 36.483
  • 2003 – 37.943
  • 2004 – 38.556
  • 2005 – 40.500
  • 2006 - 38.167
  • 2007 - 38.162
  • 2010 - 40.234
  • 2012 - 40.790

International relations[edit]

Buchholz has three sister cities: Canteleu in France, Wołów in Poland and Järvenpää in Finland.

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