Schneverdingen

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Schneverdingen
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Location of Schneverdingen
Schneverdingen is located in Germany
Schneverdingen
Schneverdingen
Schneverdingen is located in Lower Saxony
Schneverdingen
Schneverdingen
Coordinates: 53°07′00″N 09°48′00″E / 53.11667°N 9.80000°E / 53.11667; 9.80000Coordinates: 53°07′00″N 09°48′00″E / 53.11667°N 9.80000°E / 53.11667; 9.80000
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHeidekreis
Government
 • MayorMeike Moog-Steffens (Ind.)
Area
 • Total234.58 km2 (90.57 sq mi)
Elevation
97 m (318 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total18,638
 • Density79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29640
Dialling codes05193, -98, -99, 04265
Vehicle registrationSFA/HK
Websitewww.schneverdingen.de

Schneverdingen (German pronunciation: [ˈʃneːvɐdɪŋən]; Low Saxon Snevern) is a town in the northern part of the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located in the area known as Lüneburg Heath.

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Schneverdingen is situated approximately 15 km (9 mi) north of Soltau, and 50 km (31 mi) south of Hamburg.

History[edit]

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

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