Pattensen

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Pattensen
Coat of arms of Pattensen
Coat of arms
Pattensen is located in Germany
Pattensen
Pattensen
Coordinates: 52°16′N 9°46′E / 52.267°N 9.767°E / 52.267; 9.767Coordinates: 52°16′N 9°46′E / 52.267°N 9.767°E / 52.267; 9.767
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hanover
Government
 • Mayor Günther Griebe (SPD)
Area
 • Total 67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Elevation 63 m (207 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,750
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 30982
Dialling codes 05066, 05069, 05101, 05102
Vehicle registration H
Website www.pattensen.de

Pattensen is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 12 km (7 mi) south of Hanover.

History[edit]

It was the capital of the Principality of Calenberg until 1636, when the capital moved to the town of Hanover, from which the state of Hanover (including Calenberg and Celle) was named.

Pattensen in the Kingdom of Hanover in 1864, King George V

Economy[edit]

The letter processing center for the greater Hanover area is located in Pattensen.

Twin towns[edit]

Pattensen is twinned with Saint-Aubin-lès-Elbeuf in France.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, Fortgeschriebene Einwohnerzahlen zum 31. Dezember 2012

See also[edit]