Bergen, Lower Saxony

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Bergen
St. Lambert's Church
St. Lambert's Church
Coat of arms of Bergen
Location of Bergen within Celle district
Bergen in CE.svg
Bergen is located in Germany
Bergen
Bergen
Bergen is located in Lower Saxony
Bergen
Bergen
Coordinates: 52°48′37″N 9°57′40″E / 52.81028°N 9.96111°E / 52.81028; 9.96111Coordinates: 52°48′37″N 9°57′40″E / 52.81028°N 9.96111°E / 52.81028; 9.96111
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCelle
Subdivisions13 districts
Government
 • Mayor (2019–24) Claudia Dettmar-Müller[1]
Area
 • Total163.77 km2 (63.23 sq mi)
Elevation
77 m (253 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total13,382
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
29303
Dialling codes05051
Vehicle registrationCE
Websitewww.bergen-online.de

Bergen is a town in the north of Celle on the Lüneburg Heath, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Administratively it acts as a municipal borough divided into 12 subordinate parishes based on the town and its surrounding villages: Becklingen, Belsen, Bergen, Bleckmar, Diesten, Dohnsen, Eversen, Hagen, Hassel, Offen, Sülze and Wardböhmen.

Geography[change | change source]

Bergen is in the north of Celle on the Lüneburg Heath, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The Bundesstraße 3 (B3) passed through the municipal territory from north to south.

Town twinning[change | change source]

Bergen maintains partnerships with the towns of:

wales

Pembroke & Pembroke Dock in Wales

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Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht in the Netherlands

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Śrem in Poland

It also partners with the home county (Heimatkreis) of:

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Szubin (1941–1945 Altburgund) in Poland adopted the town of Bergen in 1956. There often used to be more than 1,000 participants at the annual meeting of the previous home county of Altburgund-Schubin.

In addition the town of Bergen has friendly relations with the following:

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Rožnov pod Radhoštěm in the Czech Republic

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Ottendorf-Okrilla in the county of Bautzen in Saxony

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Pembroke (Malta) in Malta

References[change | change source]

  1. "Verzeichnis der direkt gewählten Bürgermeister/-innen und Landräte/Landrätinnen". Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. April 2021.
  2. Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2020.

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