Uelzen (district)

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Uelzen
District
Coat of arms of Uelzen
Coat of arms
Lower Saxony UE.svg
Country  Germany
State Lower Saxony
Capital Uelzen
Area
 • Total 1,454 km2 (561 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 93,284
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration UE
Website landkreis-uelzen.de

Uelzen (German pronunciation: [ˈʏltsən]) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Gifhorn, Celle, Heidekreis, Lüneburg and Lüchow-Dannenberg, and by the state of Saxony-Anhalt (district of Altmarkkreis Salzwedel). The county capital is the town of Uelzen.

History[edit]

From the Middle Ages on the region was part of the duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg and its successor states.

Geography[edit]

The district comprises the eastern part of the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide). The Ilmenau river has its source in the district. From here it runs northwards to the town of Lüneburg. The countryside is flat and sparsely populated.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms displays:

  • three crosses, symbolising the monasteries of Ebstorf, Oldenstadt and Medingen
  • the heraldic lion from the arms of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Samtgemeinden
  1. Uelzen


Free municipalities

  1. Bienenbüttel
  1. Bad Bodenteich
  2. Lüder
  3. Soltendieck
  4. Wrestedt1
  1. Altenmedingen
  2. Bad Bevensen1, 2
  3. Barum
  4. Emmendorf
  5. Ebstorf
  6. Hanstedt
  7. Himbergen
  8. Jelmstorf
  9. Natendorf
  10. Römstedt
  11. Schwienau
  12. Weste
  13. Wriedel
  1. Oetzen
  2. Rätzlingen
  3. Rosche1
  4. Stoetze
  5. Suhlendorf
  1. Eimke
  2. Gerdau
  3. Suderburg1
1seat of the Samtgemeinde; 2town

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Landkreis Uelzen at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°00′N 10°35′E / 53.0°N 10.58°E / 53.0; 10.58