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
 • Mayor (SPD)
 • Total 116.97 km2 (45.16 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)
 • Total 9,551
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)

Land Wursten is a former Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It was situated approximately 20 km (12 mi) southwest of Cuxhaven, and 15 km (9.3 mi) north of Bremerhaven. Its seat was in the village Dorum. It was disbanded in January 2015, when its member municipalities merged into the new municipality Wurster Nordseeküste.

The Samtgemeinde Land Wursten consisted 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.