Ringstedt

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Ringstedt
Reformed-Lutheran simultaneum St. Fabian Church
Reformed-Lutheran simultaneum St. Fabian Church
Coat of arms of Ringstedt
Coat of arms
Ringstedt is located in Germany
Ringstedt
Ringstedt
Coordinates: 53°34′00″N 08°51′00″E / 53.56667°N 8.85000°E / 53.56667; 8.85000Coordinates: 53°34′00″N 08°51′00″E / 53.56667°N 8.85000°E / 53.56667; 8.85000
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Municipal assoc. Bederkesa
Government
 • Mayor Erich Glandorf (CDU)
Area
 • Total 26.26 km2 (10.14 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 802
 • Density 31/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27624
Dialling codes 04708
Vehicle registration CUX
Website www.ringstedt.de

Ringstedt (in High German, in Low Saxon Ringst, literally in Ring Stead) is a municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

History[edit]

Ringstedt 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.

St. Fabian Church:The Lutheran altar showing no crucifix, but only candles following the compromise between the Reformed Aniconism and Lutheran Adiaphora.

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

Ringstedt is twinned with the Kentish village of West Farleigh in England. This relationship was built on many years of friendship developed through both communities and their sports clubs.

Sights[edit]

St. Fabian Church (est. 13th century), a simultaneum of Reformed and Lutheran congregants.

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