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Ortsteil of Geestland
Coat of arms of Köhlen
Coat of arms
Köhlen   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°32′26″N 08°52′38″E / 53.54056°N 8.87722°E / 53.54056; 8.87722Coordinates: 53°32′26″N 08°52′38″E / 53.54056°N 8.87722°E / 53.54056; 8.87722
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Town Geestland
 • Total 26.72 km2 (10.32 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)
 • Total 937
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27624
Dialling codes 04708
Vehicle registration CUX
Website www.bad-bederkesa.de

Köhlen is a village and a former municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2015 it is part of the town Geestland.

Köhlen 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 Köhlen, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.