Uhry (Königslutter)

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Uhry
Ortsteil of Königslutter
Coat of arms of Uhry
Coat of arms
Uhry  is located in Germany
Uhry
Uhry
Coordinates: 52°18′N 10°52′E / 52.300°N 10.867°E / 52.300; 10.867Coordinates: 52°18′N 10°52′E / 52.300°N 10.867°E / 52.300; 10.867
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Helmstedt
Town Königslutter
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2007-12-31)
 • Total 300
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 38154
Dialling codes 05353
Vehicle registration HE
Website www.koenigslutter.de

Uhry a small village that is part of the city of Königslutter, Lower Saxony, Germany. It lies close to the mountain range of Dorm and is about 35 km east of Braunschweig. The village is on Autobahn A2 between Hanover and Berlin. Uhry has about 300 residents.

Facilities[edit]

Uhry has a small chapel, the Evangelische Freikirche. There is also a sports club, which citizens share with the neighboring village of Beienrode.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms of Uhry was officially accepted by the district president of Lüneburg in 1960. The background is green with a diagonal white stripe divided into two parts by a green line crossed by a diagonal wavy white stripe. In the angles of these are (top) an acorn, on each side are oak leaves, and (bottom) an ear of wheat. The stripes represent the Uhrau stream and the Autobahn A2. The rest of the coat indicates that Uhry is surrounded by forests and arable land.

Sand extraction[edit]

A large sand quarry lies in the northeast of Uhry. About 50 million years ago a river delta existed there, and much grit and sand were deposited. The deposits are 100 percent quartz crystal[citation needed] and is used for making glass.

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