|• Total||1,454 km2 (561 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2012)|
|• Density||64/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
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
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
|1seat of the Samtgemeinde; 2town|
Media related to Landkreis Uelzen at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (German)