Lamstedt

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Lamstedt
Lamstedt (German)
Loomst (Low Saxon)
Bördehuus museum
Bördehuus museum
Coat of arms of Lamstedt
Coat of arms
Lamstedt is located in Germany
Lamstedt
Lamstedt
Coordinates: 53°38′16″N 09°05′48″E / 53.63778°N 9.09667°E / 53.63778; 9.09667Coordinates: 53°38′16″N 09°05′48″E / 53.63778°N 9.09667°E / 53.63778; 9.09667
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Municipal assoc. Börde Lamstedt
Subdivisions 6 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Knust (CDU)
Area
 • Total 52.64 km2 (20.32 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,319
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21769
Dialling codes 04773
Vehicle registration CUX
Website www.lamstedt.de

Lamstedt (in High German, in Low Saxon: Loomst) is a municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Geography[edit]

The low ridge of the Westerberg an end moraine from the Saale glaciation period lies in the vicinity of Lamstedt's locality of Rahden.

Components of Lamstedt[edit]

Today's Lamstedt comprises the formerly independent municipalities of:

  • Hackemühlen, in 1972 incorporated into Lamstedt[2]
  • Ihlbeck, in 1972 incorporated into Lamstedt
  • Nindorf, in 1972 incorporated into Lamstedt
    • Seth, a locality of Nindorf of old
  • Rahden, in 1929 incorporated into Hackemühlen
  • Wohlenbeck, in 1972 incorporated into Lamstedt

History[edit]

Lamstedt belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen. In the mid-16th century the inhabitants adopted Lutheranism. During the Leaguist occupation under Tilly (1628–1630), they suffered from attempts of re-Catholicisation.

In 1648 the prince-archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish – interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) – and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1807 the ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the duchy, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the duchy was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which – after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 – incorporated the duchy in a real union and the ducal territory, including Lamstedt, became part of the Stade Region, established in 1823.

Claus Spreckels (1828–1908), a major industrialist in Hawai'i and in California (Spreckels Sugar Company bears his name) is born in Lamstedt. The Claus-Spreckels-Straße (street) in Lamstedt (Germany) named for Claus Spreckels.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2013 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. ^ On 1 July 1972 Hackemühlen with Rahden, Ihlbeck, Nindorf with Seth and Wohlenbeck merged in Lamstedt. Cf. Historisches Gemeindeverzeichnis für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Namens-, Grenz- und Schlüsselnummernänderungen bei Gemeinden, Kreisen und Regierungsbezirken vom 27. 5. 1970 bis 31.12.1982, Statistisches Bundesamt (ed.), Stuttgart and Mainz: Kohlhammer, 1983, p. 243. ISBN 3-17-003263-1.