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Ortsteil of Wurster Nordseeküste
Coat of arms of Dorum
Coat of arms
Dorum   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°40′28″N 08°30′57″E / 53.67444°N 8.51583°E / 53.67444; 8.51583Coordinates: 53°40′28″N 08°30′57″E / 53.67444°N 8.51583°E / 53.67444; 8.51583
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Municipality Wurster Nordseeküste
 • Total 24.32 km2 (9.39 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)
 • Total 3,767
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27632
Dialling codes 04742, 04741
Vehicle registration CUX
Sunset in Dorum with pharos "Obereversand"

Dorum is a village and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2015 it has been part of the municipality Wurster Nordseeküste.

The Land of Wursten, a somewhat autonomous farmers' republic including Dorum, had long been claimed by the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, and in 1524 it was formally subjected. 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.