Essel

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Essel
Coat of arms of Essel
Coat of arms
Location of Essel within Heidekreis district
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Essel is located in Germany
Essel
Essel
Essel is located in Lower Saxony
Essel
Essel
Coordinates: 52°41′22″N 9°38′37″E / 52.68944°N 9.64361°E / 52.68944; 9.64361Coordinates: 52°41′22″N 9°38′37″E / 52.68944°N 9.64361°E / 52.68944; 9.64361
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHeidekreis
Municipal assoc.Schwarmstedt
Subdivisions4 Ortschaften
Government
 • MayorBernd Block (CDU)
Area
 • Total34.06 km2 (13.15 sq mi)
Elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,149
 • Density34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29690
Dialling codes0 50 71
Vehicle registrationSFA
Websitewww.essel.de

Essel is a municipality in the Heidekreis district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Most of the village is located on the southern bank of the river Aller. The A 7 motorway runs through the village.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipality of Essel comprises 4 subdivisions:

History[edit]

Essel was first mentioned in 1251 as Esele. The surveillance of the Aller crossing at Essel and control of Aller shipping was undertaken by the three lords of Hademstorf. In the 14th century their seat was at Uhlenburg. This castle was situated in the Aller valley between Essel and Buchholz (Aller) and was destroyed in 1394 by the Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Another castle was built in the 13th century at Engehausen—Blankenburg Castle—on the site of which a manor house was subsequently built.

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