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Coat of arms of Oyten
Coat of arms
Oyten  is located in Germany
Location of Oyten within Verden district
Emtinghausen Riede Dörverden Blender Ottersberg Oyten Achim Bremen Langwedel Thedinghausen Verden Kirchlinteln Verden (district) Lower Saxony Diepholz (district) Nienburg (district) Heidekreis Osterholz Rotenburg (district)Oyten in VER.svg
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Coordinates: 53°3′40″N 9°1′4″E / 53.06111°N 9.01778°E / 53.06111; 9.01778Coordinates: 53°3′40″N 9°1′4″E / 53.06111°N 9.01778°E / 53.06111; 9.01778
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Verden
 • Mayor Manfred Cordes (SPD)
 • Total 63.47 km2 (24.51 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,604
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 28876
Dialling codes 04207
Vehicle registration VER
Website www.oyten.de

Oyten is a municipality in the district of Verden, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km northwest of Verden, and 15 km east of Bremen.

Oyten 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 ephemeric 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 Oyten, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.