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Aerial view in 2012 with Oste
Aerial view in 2012 with Oste
Coat of arms of Hechthausen
Coat of arms
Hechthausen   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°39′N 09°14′E / 53.650°N 9.233°E / 53.650; 9.233Coordinates: 53°39′N 09°14′E / 53.650°N 9.233°E / 53.650; 9.233
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Municipal assoc. Hemmoor
 • Total 30.71 km2 (11.86 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,500
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21755
Dialling codes 04774
Vehicle registration CUX
Website www.hechthausen.de

Hechthausen is a municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany.


Hechthausen 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. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the Duchy in a real union and the Ducal territory became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.