Celle

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Celle
Celle Castle
Celle Castle
Flag of Celle
Coat of arms of Celle
Location of Celle within Celle district
Celle in CE.svg
Celle is located in Germany
Celle
Celle
Celle is located in Lower Saxony
Celle
Celle
Coordinates: 52°37′32″N 10°04′57″E / 52.62556°N 10.08250°E / 52.62556; 10.08250Coordinates: 52°37′32″N 10°04′57″E / 52.62556°N 10.08250°E / 52.62556; 10.08250
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCelle
Subdivisions17 districts
Government
 • Mayor (2017–22) Jörg Nigge[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total176.01 km2 (67.96 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total69,399
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
29221–29229
Dialling codes05141, 05145, 05086
Vehicle registrationCE
Websitewww.celle.de

Celle (German pronunciation: [ˈtsɛlə]) is a town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town is on the banks of the river Aller, a tributary of the Weser.

Geography[change | change source]

The Weser watershed, showing the location of Celle on the Aller.

The town of Celle is in the glacial valley of the Aller, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Hanover, 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Brunswick and 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Hamburg. With 71,000 inhabitants it is, next to Lüneburg, the largest Lower Saxon town between Hanover and Hamburg.

Expansion[change | change source]

The town covers an area of 176.05 square kilometres (67.97 sq mi). Flowing from the northeast, the Lachte discharges into the Aller within the town's borders, as does the Fuhse flowing from the southeast. The Aller heads westwards towards Verden an der Aller where it joins the Weser.

Subdivisions[change | change source]

The town of Celle has the following 17 boroughs or Stadtteile, some of which were previously independent villages (population as at 1 January 2005): Altencelle (4,998), Altenhagen (922), Blumlage/Altstadt (8,526), Bostel (455), Boye (832), Garßen (2,978), Groß Hehlen (2,773), Hehlentor (7,974), Hustedt (736), Klein Hehlen (5,782), Lachtehausen (639), Neuenhäusen (8,082), Neustadt/Heese (10,887), Scheuen (1,165), Vorwerk (2,842), Westercelle (7,183) and Wietzenbruch (4,805).

Incorporation of municipalities[change | change source]

Twin towns – sister cities[change | change source]

Signpost of twin towns of Celle

Celle is twinned with:[3]

Image gallery[change | change source]

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.
  3. "Partnerstädte". celle.de (in German). Celle. Retrieved 11 February 2021.

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