Sittensen

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Sittensen
Coat of arms of Sittensen
Coat of arms
Sittensen   is located in Germany
Sittensen
Sittensen
Coordinates: 53°17′N 09°30′E / 53.283°N 9.500°E / 53.283; 9.500Coordinates: 53°17′N 09°30′E / 53.283°N 9.500°E / 53.283; 9.500
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Rotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc. Sittensen
Government
 • Mayor Heinz-Hermann Evers (SPD)
Area
 • Total 18.55 km2 (7.16 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,608
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27419
Dialling codes 04282
Vehicle registration ROW or BRV
Website www.sittensen.de
The St. Dionysius church of Sittensen on a winter day.

Sittensen is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km northeast of Rotenburg, and 45 km southwest of Hamburg.

Sittensen belonged - as to its government - to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180.[2] In religious respect, however, Sittensen formed part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Verden until after 1566 its incumbent bishops lost papal recognition, except of a last Catholic bishop from 1630 to 1631, respectively.[2] In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1823 the Duchy was abolished and its territory became part of the Stade Region.

Sittensen is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Sittensen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2013 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. ^ a b Michael Schütz, „Die Konsolidierung des Erzstiftes unter Johann Rode“, in: Geschichte des Landes zwischen Elbe und Weser: 3 vols., Hans-Eckhard Dannenberg and Heinz-Joachim Schulze (eds.) on behalf of the Landschaftsverband der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden, Stade: Landschaftsverband der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden, 1995 and 2008, vol. I 'Vor- und Frühgeschichte' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-7-5), vol. II 'Mittelalter (einschl. Kunstgeschichte)' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-8-2), vol. III 'Neuzeit' (2008; ISBN 978-3-9801919-9-9), (=Schriftenreihe des Landschaftsverbandes der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden; vols. 7–9), vol. II: pp. 263–278, here pp. 270seq. ISBN 978-3-9801919-8-2.