Schneverdingen

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Schneverdingen
Coat of arms of Schneverdingen
Coat of arms
Schneverdingen is located in Germany
Schneverdingen
Schneverdingen
Coordinates: 53°07′00″N 09°48′00″E / 53.11667°N 9.80000°E / 53.11667; 9.80000Coordinates: 53°07′00″N 09°48′00″E / 53.11667°N 9.80000°E / 53.11667; 9.80000
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Heidekreis
Subdivisions 10 districts
Government
 • Mayor Fritz-Ulrich Kasch
Area
 • Total 234.58 km2 (90.57 sq mi)
Elevation 97 m (318 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 18,750
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29640
Dialling codes 05193, -98, -99, 04265
Vehicle registration SFA/HK
Website www.schneverdingen.de

Schneverdingen (German pronunciation: [ˈʃneːvɐdɪŋən]; Low Saxon Snevern) is a town in the northern part of the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km (9 mi) north of Soltau, and 50 km (31 mi) south of Hamburg in the area known as Lüneburg Heath.

History[edit]

Schneverdingen belonged to the Prince-Bishopric of Verden, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Bishopric was transformed into the Principality of Verden, 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 Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Schneverdingen, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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