Hanover (region)

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For the district named Region Hannover, see Hanover (district).
Hanover
Hannover
Regierungsbezirk
Map of Lower Saxony highlighting the former Regierungsbezirk of Hanover
Map of Lower Saxony highlighting the former Regierungsbezirk of Hanover
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
Disestablished 2004-12-31
Region seat Hanover
Area
 • Total 9,046.82 km2 (3,493.00 sq mi)
Population (30 Sep. 2004)
 • Total 2,167,343
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)

Hanover (German: Hannover) was a Regierungsbezirk of the Prussian Province of Hanover and of Lower Saxony, Germany, that existed from 1885 until 2004. It was located in the south of the state around the city of Hanover, its capital.

Kreise (districts) from 2001 until 2004
  1. Diepholz
  2. Hamelin-Pyrmont (Hameln-Pyrmont)
  3. Hanover (Hannover)
  4. Hildesheim
  5. Holzminden
  6. Nienburg
  7. Schaumburg