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Coat of arms of Westergellersen
Coat of arms
Westergellersen   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°14′N 10°15′E / 53.233°N 10.250°E / 53.233; 10.250Coordinates: 53°14′N 10°15′E / 53.233°N 10.250°E / 53.233; 10.250
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Lüneburg
Municipal assoc. Gellersen
 • Mayor Hans-Jürgen Nischk (CDU)
 • Total 20.38 km2 (7.87 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,904
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21394
Dialling codes 04135
Vehicle registration LG
Website Webseite der Samtgemeinde

Westergellersen is a municipality in the district of Lüneburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Geographical Location[edit]

Westergellersen is a village approximately 10 km west of Lueneburg and together with Kirchgellersen, Suedergellersen and Reppenstedt forms the community of "Samtgemeinde Gellersen", whose administrative center is in Reppenstedt.

Coat of Arms[edit]

The central feature in the coat of arms is a building which still exists in the center of the old part of the village. The two-storey building was used originally as a storehouse for food and equipment and is the oldest building in the village. It is not absolutely certain when it was built but 1603 is generally accepted. In 1902 a nearby main farmhouse was set on fire by lightning. In order to rebuild the destroyed farmhouse, the storehouse had to be put on rollers and moved to the other side of the street where it stands today.