Sittensen

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Sittensen
Coat of arms of Sittensen
Coat of arms
Location of Sittensen
Sittensen is located in Germany
Sittensen
Sittensen
Sittensen is located in Lower Saxony
Sittensen
Sittensen
Coordinates: 53°17′N 09°30′E / 53.283°N 9.500°E / 53.283; 9.500Coordinates: 53°17′N 09°30′E / 53.283°N 9.500°E / 53.283; 9.500
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Sittensen
Government
 • MayorHeinz-Hermann Evers (SPD)
Area
 • Total18.55 km2 (7.16 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,901
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27419
Dialling codes04282
Vehicle registrationROW or BRV
Websitewww.sittensen.de
The St. Dionysius church of Sittensen on a winter day.

Sittensen is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km northeast of Rotenburg, and 45 km southwest of Hamburg.

Sittensen belonged - as to its government - to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180.[2] In religious respect, however, Sittensen formed part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Verden until after 1566 its incumbent bishops lost papal recognition, except of a last Catholic bishop from 1630 to 1631, respectively.[2] In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1823, the Duchy was abolished and its territory became part of the Stade Region.

Sittensen is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Sittensen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2017
  2. ^ a b Michael Schütz, „Die Konsolidierung des Erzstiftes unter Johann Rode“, in: Geschichte des Landes zwischen Elbe und Weser: 3 vols., Hans-Eckhard Dannenberg and Heinz-Joachim Schulze (eds.) on behalf of the Landschaftsverband der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden, Stade: Landschaftsverband der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden, 1995 and 2008, vol. I 'Vor- und Frühgeschichte' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-7-5), vol. II 'Mittelalter (einschl. Kunstgeschichte)' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-8-2), vol. III 'Neuzeit' (2008; ISBN 978-3-9801919-9-9), (=Schriftenreihe des Landschaftsverbandes der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden; vols. 7–9), vol. II: pp. 263–278, here pp. 270seq. ISBN 978-3-9801919-8-2.