Klein Meckelsen

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Klein Meckelsen
Coat of arms of Klein Meckelsen
Coat of arms
Klein Meckelsen   is located in Germany
Klein Meckelsen
Klein Meckelsen
Coordinates: 53°18′N 09°27′E / 53.300°N 9.450°E / 53.300; 9.450Coordinates: 53°18′N 09°27′E / 53.300°N 9.450°E / 53.300; 9.450
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Rotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc. Sittensen
 • Mayor Ilse Ropers (CDU)
 • Total 14.58 km2 (5.63 sq mi)
Elevation 33 m (108 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 902
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27419
Dialling codes 04282
Vehicle registration ROW
Website www.klein-meckelsen.de

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

Klein Meckelsen 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 ephemeral 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 Klein Meckelsen, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.