Bröckel

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Bröckel
Coat of arms of Bröckel
Coat of arms
Location of Bröckel within Celle district
Celle (district)Lower SaxonyHeidekreisUelzen (district)Gifhorn (district)Hanover RegionFaßbergHermannsburguninc. LohheideBergenWinsenWietzeHambührenCelleAdelheidsdorfNienhagenWathlingenBröckelEicklingenWienhausenLanglingenUnterlüßEschedeScharnhorstHohneLanglingenEldingenHabighorstAhnsbeckHöferBeedenbostelLachendorfBröckel in CE.svg
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Bröckel is located in Germany
Bröckel
Bröckel
Bröckel is located in Lower Saxony
Bröckel
Bröckel
Coordinates: 52°31′N 10°13′E / 52.517°N 10.217°E / 52.517; 10.217Coordinates: 52°31′N 10°13′E / 52.517°N 10.217°E / 52.517; 10.217
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCelle
Municipal assoc.Flotwedel
Subdivisions2 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorHeinrich Behrens (CDU)
Area
 • Total16.33 km2 (6.31 sq mi)
Elevation
44 m (144 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,821
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29356
Dialling codes05144
Vehicle registrationCE

Bröckel (pronounced with a long ö) is a municipality in the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It belongs to the collective municipality of Flotwedel with its seat in Wienhausen.

Geography[edit]

Bröckel lies southeast of Celle. The River Fuhse, which separates Bröckel from the neighbouring parish of Uetze flows past about two kilometers south of the village.

Parish divisions[edit]

The parish contains the hamlets of Katzhorn and Weghaus.

History[edit]

The first recorded mention of the parish was in 1215. The name of the village is derived from Brockelhe (Brauck = Bruch i.e. moor or marsh).

Politics[edit]

Council[edit]

The parish council of Bröckel comprises 11 members, including the chair (Bürgermeister):

  • CDU − 8 seats
  • SPD − 2 seats

(as at: local elections of 10 September 2006)

Bürgermeister[edit]

The voluntary Bürgermeister Heinrich Behrens was elected on 9 September 2001.

Coat of arms[edit]

Emblazonment: "in gold a broad blue stripe, on which is a silver horse collar decorated with gold, to the right a green ear of reed, left by a green ear of corn."

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

In Bröckel is the indoor park of Viva Arena.

Transport[edit]

Bröckel lies on the B 214 federal road which runs around the village on a bypass.

Sources[edit]

  • Friedrich Barenscheer: Chronik des Frachtfahrerdorfes Bröckel, 1963, Selbstverlag der Gemeinde Bröckel, Schriftenreihe des Lönsbund Celle Band 3, 169 Seiten

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