Göhrde

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Göhrde
Göhrde   is located in Germany
Göhrde
Göhrde
Coordinates: 53°09′N 10°53′E / 53.150°N 10.883°E / 53.150; 10.883Coordinates: 53°09′N 10°53′E / 53.150°N 10.883°E / 53.150; 10.883
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Lüchow-Dannenberg
Municipal assoc. Elbtalaue
Government
 • Mayor Dietmar Harlfinger (FDP)
Area
 • Total 40.71 km2 (15.72 sq mi)
Elevation 77 m (253 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 611
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29473
Dialling codes 05862
Vehicle registration DAN

Göhrde is a municipality in the district of Lüchow-Dannenberg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

The municipality was named after the Göhrde State Forest, which has an area of about 75 square kilometres (29 sq mi), famous for its oaks, beeches and game preserves. The hunting lodge situated in the forest was built in 1689 and was restored by Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover. It is known to history on account of the constitution of Gohrde, promulgated here in 1719.

It is also notable for the Battle of the Göhrde on 16 September 1813 during the War of the Sixth Coalition, in which Allied forces under Wallmoden defeated the French forces commanded by Pecheux.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Göhrde". Encyclopædia Britannica. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 191. 

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