Osten

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Osten
Osten Transporter Bridge over the Oste with St. Peter's Church
Osten Transporter Bridge over the Oste
with St. Peter's Church
Coat of arms of Osten
Coat of arms
Osten  is located in Germany
Osten
Osten
Coordinates: 53°41′49″N 09°11′23″E / 53.69694°N 9.18972°E / 53.69694; 9.18972Coordinates: 53°41′49″N 09°11′23″E / 53.69694°N 9.18972°E / 53.69694; 9.18972
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Municipal assoc. Hemmoor
Government
 • Mayor Carsten Hubert (CDU)
Area
 • Total 48.0 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,838
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21756
Dialling codes 04771 und 04776
Vehicle registration CUX
Website www.hemmoor.de

Osten (IPA: [ˈoːstən], N. Low Saxon: Oosten) is a municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Oste. Osten also means "East" in German.

History[edit]

Osten 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. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the Duchy in a real union and the Ducal territory became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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