Erkerode

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Erkerode
Coat of arms of Erkerode
Coat of arms
Location of Erkerode within Wolfenbüttel district
Wolfenbüttel (district)Lower SaxonySalzgitterBraunschweigHildesheim (district)Goslar (district)Saxony-AnhaltHelmstedt (district)Peine (district)SehldeHeereHaverlahElbeBaddeckenstedtBurgdorfSchladenGieldeHornburgAchimWerlaburgdorfFlötheCrammeWolfenbüttelOhrumDorstadtHeiningenBörßumHedeperSemmenstedtDenkteWittmarKissenbrückRemlingenDettumVeltheimSickteEvessenRoklumWinnigstedtVahlbergUehrdeKneitlingenEvessenCremlingenDahlumErkerodeSchöppenstedtgemeindefreies GebietErkerode in WF.svg
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Erkerode is located in Germany
Erkerode
Erkerode
Erkerode is located in Lower Saxony
Erkerode
Erkerode
Coordinates: 52°13′N 10°42′E / 52.217°N 10.700°E / 52.217; 10.700Coordinates: 52°13′N 10°42′E / 52.217°N 10.700°E / 52.217; 10.700
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictWolfenbüttel
Municipal assoc.Sickte
Government
 • MayorDr. Heinrich Füchtjohann (SPD)
Area
 • Total13.34 km2 (5.15 sq mi)
Highest elevation
180 m (590 ft)
Lowest elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total909
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
38173
Dialling codes05305
Vehicle registrationWF

Erkerode is a small village and a community in the District of Wolfenbüttel, in the south-east of Lower Saxony, Germany. It is nearly 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south-east of Braunschweig. The Elm, a range of forested hills, is close by.

The town of Erkerode was first mentioned in historic documents in 1175 (Erikeroth). The village belonged to the noble family of Veltheim since the 12th century. It was part of the court of Destedt. There are still many medieval farm houses of various types to be seen in the village today.

See also[edit]

  • Media related to Erkerode at Wikimedia Commons
Protestant church in Erkerode

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