Gnarrenburg

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Gnarrenburg
Coat of arms of Gnarrenburg
Coat of arms
Gnarrenburg is located in Germany
Gnarrenburg
Gnarrenburg
Coordinates: 53°23′11″N 09°00′18″E / 53.38639°N 9.00500°E / 53.38639; 9.00500Coordinates: 53°23′11″N 09°00′18″E / 53.38639°N 9.00500°E / 53.38639; 9.00500
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Rotenburg (Wümme)
Subdivisions 12 districts
Government
 • Mayor Axel Renken (SPD)
Area
 • Total 122.91 km2 (47.46 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,260
 • Density 75/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27442
Dialling codes 04763
Vehicle registration ROW
Website www.gnarrenburg.de

Gnarrenburg is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km southwest of Bremervörde, and 40 km northeast of Bremen.

Gnarrenburg belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1823 the Duchy was abolished and its territory became part of the Stade Region.

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