|• Mayor||Hans Heinrich Höper (CDU)|
|• Total||27.97 km2 (10.80 sq mi)|
|Elevation||34 m (112 ft)|
|• Density||270/km2 (690/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||04181, 04183|
The castle which gave the town its name is supposed to have guarded the Seeve passage until the 13th century. Remains of this "Burg" have not yet been found.
During an allied air raid on nearby Hamburg in January 1943 incendiary bombs where dropped on Jesteburg, several buildings where destroyed. On April 19, 1945 the railroad bridge was blown up by the Wehrmacht to slow the advance of British troops.
Between 1933 and 1945 the population of Jesteburg nearly doubled, mostly due to refugees.
In 1986/1987 the Heimathaus was built on the Niedersachsenplatz. The Heimathaus is a 450 year building from Eyendorf
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