Buchholz in der Nordheide

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Church in Buchholz in der Nordheide
Church in Buchholz in der Nordheide
Coat of arms of Buchholz.
Coat of arms
Buchholz.  is located in Germany
Buchholz.
Buchholz.
Location of Buchholz. within Harburg district
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Coordinates: 53°19′N 09°52′E / 53.317°N 9.867°E / 53.317; 9.867Coordinates: 53°19′N 09°52′E / 53.317°N 9.867°E / 53.317; 9.867
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Harburg
Government
 • Mayor Jan-Hendrik Röhse (CDU)
Area
 • Total 74.62 km2 (28.81 sq mi)
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 38,487
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21244
Dialling codes 04181, 04186, 04187
Vehicle registration WL
Website www.buchholz.de

Buchholz in der Nordheide is the largest town in the district of Harburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 25 km southwest of Hamburg.

Geography[edit]

Buchholz is home to the Brunsberg, at 129m the highest mountain in the region. It is on the northern edge of the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide).

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History[edit]

In 1958, Buchholz received its city charter.

In 1992, Buchholz was struck by a small tornado which destroyed many trees and damaged numerous houses. In 2002, the temperature in Buchholz rose above 38 degrees celsius, marking an all-time high for its region.

In 2006, Buchholz tried to set a new world record by placing a crowd of 2000 people in the form of a large heart near the local swimming pool. The attempt ultimately failed because 39 people did not show up.

Division of the town[edit]

The districts of Steinbeck, Dibbersen, Seppensen, Holm-Seppensen, Sprötze and Trelde belong to Buchholz.

Districts sort by population:

  • Buchholz (nucleated town)
    • District Reindorf
    • District Vaensen
    • District Buensen
  • Holm-Seppensen
    • District Seppensen
    • District Holm-Seppensen
    • District Holm
  • Steinbeck
    • District Steinbeck
    • District Meilsen
  • Sprötze
  • Trelde
    • District Trelde
    • District Suerhop
  • Dibbersen
    • District Dibbersen
    • District Dangersen

Number of inhabitants[edit]

  • 1821 – 178
  • 1871 – 350
  • 1905 – 1.220
  • 1925 – 2.138
  • 1939 – 3.110
  • 1945 – ca. 5.000
  • 1946 – 6.003
  • 1958 – 7.523
  • 1963 – 10.364
  • 1968 – 13.590
  • 1972 – 15.273

After incorporations:

  • 1972 – 22.620
  • 1975 – 26.393
  • 1998 – 35.264
  • 1999 – 35.603
  • 2000 – 35.916
  • 2002 – 36.483
  • 2004 – 38.556
  • 2006 - 38.167
  • 2010 - 40.234
  • 2012 - 40.790

International relations[edit]

Buchholz has three sister cities: Canteleu in France, Wołów in Poland and Järvenpää in Finland.

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Other personalities living in Buchholz[edit]

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