Bötersen

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Bötersen
Coat of arms of Bötersen
Coat of arms
Bötersen   is located in Germany
Bötersen
Bötersen
Coordinates: 53°08′N 09°19′E / 53.133°N 9.317°E / 53.133; 9.317Coordinates: 53°08′N 09°19′E / 53.133°N 9.317°E / 53.133; 9.317
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Rotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc. Sottrum
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Wernecke (CDU)
Area
 • Total 19.85 km2 (7.66 sq mi)
Elevation 34 m (112 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,070
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27367
Dialling codes 04268
Vehicle registration ROW
Website www.boetersen.de

Bötersen is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Bötersen 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. In 1807 the ephemeral Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the Principality, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Principality was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Bötersen, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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