Belum

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Belum
Evangelical Lutheran St. Vitus Church
Evangelical Lutheran St. Vitus Church
Coat of arms of Belum
Coat of arms
Location of Belum within Cuxhaven district
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Belum is located in Germany
Belum
Belum
Belum is located in Lower Saxony
Belum
Belum
Coordinates: 53°49′05″N 08°59′44″E / 53.81806°N 8.99556°E / 53.81806; 8.99556Coordinates: 53°49′05″N 08°59′44″E / 53.81806°N 8.99556°E / 53.81806; 8.99556
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCuxhaven
Municipal assoc.Land Hadeln
Subdivisions4 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorKarl-Heinz Linck
Area
 • Total25.72 km2 (9.93 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total825
 • Density32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
21785
Dialling codes04752
Vehicle registrationCUX
Websitewww.gemeinde-belum.de

Belum is a municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

History[edit]

Belum belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen. In the mid-16th century the inhabitants adopted Lutheranism. During the Leaguist occupation under Tilly (1628–1630), they suffered from attempts of re-Catholicisation.

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 1807 the ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the duchy, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the duchy was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which – after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 – incorporated the duchy in a real union and the ducal territory, including Belum, became part of the Stade Region, established in 1823.

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