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Lachendorf   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°37′N 10°15′E / 52.617°N 10.250°E / 52.617; 10.250Coordinates: 52°37′N 10°15′E / 52.617°N 10.250°E / 52.617; 10.250
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Celle
Municipal assoc. Lachendorf
 • Mayor Erwin Kriegel (SPD)
 • Total 38.23 km2 (14.76 sq mi)
Elevation 49 m (161 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,147
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29331
Dialling codes 05145
Vehicle registration CE

Lachendorf is a municipality in the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 10 km east of Celle.

Lachendorf is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Lachendorf.


In older records Lachendorf is mentioned under the name of Lachtendorp, meaning village at the river Lachte. In 1538 Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg chose it as a proper place for a paper mill, which marks the beginning of settlement and commercial development. In 1845 the paper mill was extended to a factory, creating a remarkable amount of workspace in this agricultural region.[2]

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  • Martin Wittmann, Kurt W. Seebo: Lachendorf. Ed. I, Lachendorf 1988


  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. ^ Mußmann, Olaf: Papier, Pulver und sanfte Energie – Alltag und Technik im vorindustriellen Mühlengewerbe, Münster 1993, pp. 25 ff.
  3. ^ Comp.
  4. ^ "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Retrieved 2013-12-26. 

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