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Coat of arms of Apensen
Coat of arms
Apensen   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°26′09″N 09°36′56″E / 53.43583°N 9.61556°E / 53.43583; 9.61556Coordinates: 53°26′09″N 09°36′56″E / 53.43583°N 9.61556°E / 53.43583; 9.61556
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Stade
Municipal assoc. Apensen
 • Mayor Ruth Uhlendorf (CDU)
 • Total 20.74 km2 (8.01 sq mi)
Elevation 39 m (128 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,945
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21641
Dialling codes 04167
Vehicle registration STD
Website www.apensen.de

Apensen is a municipality southwest of Hamburg (Germany). Apensen has a population of about 3,000, the area of 20.74 km² and belongs to the district Stade, Lower Saxony.

It belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen. 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.

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

Twin towns[edit]

Apensen is twinned with