Achim

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Achim is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is 16 km southeast of Bremen. The population in 2020 was about 32,000. It is on the right side of the Weser river.

History[change | change source]

In the past the town has been part of various Duke's territories. The town was a location of Saxon courts in the 11th century. Danes, Swedes and French have controlled the region. In the 19th century, the town became part of the Kingdom of Hanover.

Achim
Saint Lawrence's Church
Saint Lawrence's Church
Flag of Achim
Coat of arms of Achim
Location of Achim within Verden district
Achim in VER.svg
Achim is located in Germany
Achim
Achim
Achim is located in Lower Saxony
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Achim
Coordinates: 53°03′55″N 09°02′03″E / 53.06528°N 9.03417°E / 53.06528; 9.03417Coordinates: 53°03′55″N 09°02′03″E / 53.06528°N 9.03417°E / 53.06528; 9.03417
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictVerden
Subdivisions9 districts
Government
 • Mayor (2021–26) Rainer Ditzfeld[1]
Area
 • Total68.01 km2 (26.26 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total32,084
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
28832
Dialling codes04202
Vehicle registrationVER

References[change | change source]

  1. "Stichwahlen zu Direktwahlen in Niedersachsen vom 26. September 2021" (PDF). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. 13 October 2021.
  2. Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2020.