Talk:Lower Saxony

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Bad German[edit]

The states are not called "Länder", they are called Bundesländer*. I´ve changed this. *Bund = Federation -- (talk) 10:26, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

That's actually not true. The formal term for the federal states in Germany is 'Land' (pl.: 'Länder') and only the colloquial name is Bundesland. That is to distinguish the federal states from countries, which is necessary because in German it's called the same (e.g. "das Land Belgien" meaning "the country of Belgium" and "das Land Niedersachsen" meaning "the federal state of Lower Saxony"). -- Clearmaker (talk) 21:25, 1 February 2011 (UTC)


This is a nominated article at GermanyAID

Stake in Volkswagen[edit]

Should this article make mention of Lower Saxony's minority ownership of Volkswagen AG? Its a substantial stake and a unique situation for a political entity such as this. Texasfirebrand 00:02, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Nonsense example of autonomy, deleted[edit]

"Historically, Low Saxony esp. the southern regions or the Gottingen region sought a high degree of autonomy." Quotation needed.

"Today, they have a NFB football (soccer) team in a football federation of non-recognized nation states who are not members of the FIFA.[citation needed]" Taking this as an example of autonomy, is totally nonsense. If one of the thousands of football teams in Germany decides to become member of an obscure football organization, its a private matter. This has no meaning, especially not for the people of Lower Saxony. To improve quality, I delete this example. I am native german and citizan of Lower Saxony, so I know what I talk about hemmerling (talk) 16:37, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Lower Saxony does not have regionalism or separatist movements and to make connections to the football team are indeed silly. Regionalism is alive and well in Saxony and Bavaria and Bavaria is even home to a small independent/separatist movement. But Lower Saxony, now way! Curious to why no mention of the role of Low German languages and Saterland Frisian is not even mentioned?? A whole section needs to be added! In addition -Hanover high/standard German- is known and respected in the country as the equivalent of the "queen's German". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:57, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Why has the Info-Box Been Deleted ???[edit]

this is outrages what has happened ?! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:04, 3 February 2010 (UTC)


One should add something like: "Lower Saxony is home to the largest automobile (Volkswagen) and wind turbine manufacturer (Enercon) of Germany." Currently it kinda sounds like the state is only for farming and producing apples ;) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:43, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Bad English[edit]

As usual... read this: "Lower Saxony's major cities and economic centres are mainly situated in its central and southern parts, namely Hanover, Braunschweig, Osnabrück, Wolfsburg, Salzgitter, Hildesheim and Göttingen. Oldenburg, near the northwestern coastline, is another economic center. ". They told me "centre" is BE and "center" is AE. I am not going to discuss this because it is impossible to decide if it is better to use one or another and I am not a native English speaker... But try at least not to switch form BE to AE or vice versa while writing in the very same line: it makes ortograph inconsistent. This is just a suggestion, though, for authors adding information to something written by others. --MarcelloPapirio (talk) 08:34, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

I think this is simply a result of many different contributors building up the article. Since the majority of occurrences are "centre" and the Oxford Dictionary shows "centre" as international, not British, I have changed the 2 occurrences of "center" to "centre" for consistency and international usage. Bermicourt (talk) 17:06, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

I have rolled back a series of edits by as most of them were unconstructive. At best the edits were alternative wordings that were not any better but in many cases, they introduced misspellings (Bundeslander for Bundesländer, postwar for post-war and pregion for region), changes in meaning that made the article incorrect, changes from international/BE to AE making the article inconsistent and contravening WP:ENGVAR and links from dates, a practice that is now deprecated. However, one or two changes were valid and I have added them back in. --Bermicourt (talk) 09:08, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Really, guys?[edit]

"Religion in Lower Saxony - 2011

Protestants 50% Roman Catholics 18% Islam 3% none 30%"

I would like you to add those percentages up.

And then I would like all of you to be very, very embarrassed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:32, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

When adding ROUNDED percentages you can easily get to 101% or 99%. 49.7 + 17.7 + 2.8 + 29.8 = 100% Rounded to 0 decimals will give 101%.NicoLaan (talk) 18:31, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Bremen, two enclaves[edit]

The following sentence is not very precise, or even incorrect: "Furthermore, the state of Bremen forms two enclaves within Lower Saxony, one being the city of Bremen, the other, its seaport city of Bremerhaven." It is true that one enclave is the city of Bremen. The other one, however consists of both the city of Bremerhaven and some parts that do not belong to Bremerhaven, but to Bremen (parts of the harbor). (talk) 21:03, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Demographics, TFR?[edit]

Removed: "The TFR reached 1.53 in 2014." Sorry but I don't understand what it means. The only dictionary (Oxford) entry I could find is "transfer". Still doesn't explain anything. Wikipedia doesn't have a TFR entry that makes any sense related to this entry. If it's important and should be added please explain the word or give a link explaining it.

Another note, could some more demographics be added, not just the amount of foreigners. As a percentage of the total population would already improve things.NicoLaan (talk) 18:31, 11 July 2016 (UTC)