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Saint George Church
Saint George Church
Coat of arms of Nordholz
Coat of arms
Nordholz is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°47′01″N 8°36′20″E / 53.78361°N 8.60556°E / 53.78361; 8.60556Coordinates: 53°47′01″N 8°36′20″E / 53.78361°N 8.60556°E / 53.78361; 8.60556
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
 • Mayor Bernhard Jährling (SPD)
 • Total 65.11 km2 (25.14 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,248
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27637
Dialling codes 04741
Vehicle registration CUX

Nordholz is a municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 25 km north of Bremerhaven, and 12 km southwest of Cuxhaven.

Nordholz 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. 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 Nordholz, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

Today, Nordholz houses the Aeronauticum, Germany's official museum of maritime aircraft and the adjacent Nordholz Naval Airbase.