Land Wursten

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Land Wursten
Coat of arms of Land Wursten
Coat of arms
Land Wursten is located in Germany
Land Wursten
Land Wursten
Coordinates: 53°42′N 8°33′E / 53.700°N 8.550°E / 53.700; 8.550Coordinates: 53°42′N 8°33′E / 53.700°N 8.550°E / 53.700; 8.550
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Subdivisions 7
 • Mayor (SPD)
 • Total 116.97 km2 (45.16 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,551
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)

Land Wursten is a Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km (12 mi) southwest of Cuxhaven, and 15 km (9.3 mi) north of Bremerhaven. Its seat is in the village Dorum.

The Samtgemeinde Land Wursten consists of the following municipalities:

  1. Cappel
  2. Dorum1
  3. Midlum
  4. Misselwarden
  5. Mulsum
  6. Padingbüttel
  7. Wremen


Shrimp cutter in Dorum-Neufeld

The Land of Wursten, a rather autonomous farmers' republic in North Germany, had long been claimed by the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, until in 1524 it could be definitely be subjected. 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.