Langen, Cuxhaven

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Langen bei Bremerhaven
Ortsteil of Geestland
Langen Elementary School in 2012
Langen Elementary School in 2012
Coat of arms of Langen bei Bremerhaven
Coat of arms
Langen bei Bremerhaven  is located in Germany
Langen bei Bremerhaven
Langen bei Bremerhaven
Coordinates: 53°37′N 8°35′E / 53.617°N 8.583°E / 53.617; 8.583Coordinates: 53°37′N 8°35′E / 53.617°N 8.583°E / 53.617; 8.583
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Town Geestland
Area
 • Total 121.6 km2 (47.0 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)
 • Total 18,330
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27607
Dialling codes 04743
Vehicle registration CUX
Website www.langen-cux.de

Langen bei Bremerhaven is a town and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2015 it is part of the town Geestland. It is situated approximately 7 km north of the centre of Bremerhaven, and 30 km south of Cuxhaven.

History[edit]

Langen belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the Duchy in a real union and the Ducal territory became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

Langen with the flooded gravel pit Baggerkuhle I (Aerial view 2012)

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