Osten

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For the semi-legendary king of Sweden, see Östen.
Osten
Coat of arms of Osten
Coat of arms
Osten is located in Germany
Osten
Osten
Coordinates: 53°41′49″N 09°11′23″E / 53.69694°N 9.18972°E / 53.69694; 9.18972Coordinates: 53°41′49″N 09°11′23″E / 53.69694°N 9.18972°E / 53.69694; 9.18972
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Municipal assoc. Hemmoor
Subdivisions 3 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Carsten Hubert (CDU)
Area
 • Total 48.0 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,864
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21756
Dialling codes 04771 und 04776
Vehicle registration CUX
Website www.hemmoor.de

Osten is a municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Oste. Osten also means "East" in German.

Osten 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.

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