Frelsdorf

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Frelsdorf
Ortsteil of Beverstedt
Coat of arms of Frelsdorf
Coat of arms
Frelsdorf   is located in Germany
Frelsdorf
Frelsdorf
Coordinates: 53°29′35″N 08°54′02″E / 53.49306°N 8.90056°E / 53.49306; 8.90056Coordinates: 53°29′35″N 08°54′02″E / 53.49306°N 8.90056°E / 53.49306; 8.90056
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Municipality Beverstedt
Area
 • Total 25.29 km2 (9.76 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2010-12-31)
 • Total 708
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27616
Dialling codes 04749
Vehicle registration CUX
Website www.beverstedt.de

Frelsdorf is a village and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 November 2011, it is part of the municipality Beverstedt.

Frelsdorf belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1807 the ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the Duchy, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Duchy was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Duchy in a real union and the Ducal territory, including Frelsdorf, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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