Sottrum

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Sottrum
Coat of arms of Sottrum
Coat of arms
Sottrum   is located in Germany
Sottrum
Sottrum
Coordinates: 53°7′N 9°13′E / 53.117°N 9.217°E / 53.117; 9.217Coordinates: 53°7′N 9°13′E / 53.117°N 9.217°E / 53.117; 9.217
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Rotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc. Sottrum
Subdivisions 3
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Jürgen Krahn (CDU)
Area
 • Total 28.58 km2 (11.03 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,240
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27367
Dialling codes 04264
Vehicle registration ROW
Website www.sottrum.de

Sottrum is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 11 km west of Rotenburg, and 30 km east of Bremen.

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

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

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