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Coat of arms of Stemmen
Coat of arms
Stemmen  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°13′N 09°33′E / 53.217°N 9.550°E / 53.217; 9.550Coordinates: 53°13′N 09°33′E / 53.217°N 9.550°E / 53.217; 9.550
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Rotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc. Fintel
 • Mayor Reinhard Trau (WG)
 • Total 24.63 km2 (9.51 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 844
 • Density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27389
Dialling codes 04267
Vehicle registration ROW

Stemmen is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Stemmen 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. In 1807 the ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the Principality, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Principality was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Stemmen, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.