Steinau, Lower Saxony

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Church of St. John Baptist
Church of St. John Baptist
Steinau  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°41′N 08°53′E / 53.683°N 8.883°E / 53.683; 8.883Coordinates: 53°41′N 08°53′E / 53.683°N 8.883°E / 53.683; 8.883
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Municipal assoc. Land Hadeln
 • Mayor Hans-Jürgen Mangels (CDU)
 • Total 36.07 km2 (13.93 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 845
 • Density 23/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21775
Dialling codes 04756
Vehicle registration CUX

Steinau in the Land of Hadeln is a municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany.


Steinau belongs to the Land of Hadeln, first an exclave of the younger Duchy of Saxony and after its de facto dynastic partition in 1296 of the Duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg, established de jure in 1260. In 1728 Emperor Charles VI enfeoffed the George II Augustus and his House of Hanover in personal union with the reverted fief of Saxe-Lauenburg. By a redeployment of Hanoverian territories in 1731 the Hanoverian Duchies of Bremen and Verden were conveyed the administration of the neighboured Land of Hadeln. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the Land of Hadeln in a real union and its territory, including Steinau, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.