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Coat of arms of Horstedt
Coat of arms
Horstedt  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°11′N 09°14′E / 53.183°N 9.233°E / 53.183; 9.233Coordinates: 53°11′N 09°14′E / 53.183°N 9.233°E / 53.183; 9.233
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Rotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc. Sottrum
 • Mayor Heinz Dieter Gebers (SPD)
 • Total 22.49 km2 (8.68 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,293
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27367
Dialling codes 04288
Vehicle registration ROW
Website www.sottrum.de

Horstedt is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Horstedt belonged to the Prince-Bishopric of Verden, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Bishopric was transformed into the Principality of Verden, 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 ephemeralKingdom of Westphalia annexed the Principality, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Principality was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Horstedt, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.