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Coat of arms of Langwedel
Coat of arms
Langwedel  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°58′N 9°13′E / 52.967°N 9.217°E / 52.967; 9.217Coordinates: 52°58′N 9°13′E / 52.967°N 9.217°E / 52.967; 9.217
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Verden
 • Mayor Andreas Brandt (SPD)
 • Total 76.11 km2 (29.39 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 14,414
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27299
Dialling codes 04232, 04235
Vehicle registration VER

Langwedel is a municipality in the district of Verden, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Weser, approx. 7 km northwest of Verden, and 30 km southeast of Bremen.

Langwedel 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. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Langwedel, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.