|Municipal assoc.||KLG Eider|
|• Mayor||Elke Hachmann-Skiba (CDU)|
|• Total||4.65 km2 (1.80 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||360/km2 (930/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Lunden is twinned with the town of Romford in London
The first written mention of Lunden dated from as early as 1140 by the Archbishop of Bremen. The place name probably comes from the Danish "Lunn" (island-like survey) or "Lund"(little forest).
1450 to 1453 and 1484 the plague comes to Lunden.
On 27 Lunden was in February 1529 by the National Assembly Dithmarscher the town charter. In 1559, after the farmers in the Republic Dithmarschen latest feud came to an end, this right was lost.
From 1806 to 1816, the famous Lutheran theologian Claus Harms served as pastor of the place.
In 1885, Lunden had 4,064 inhabitants.
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