Cuxhaven

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Cuxhaven
Kugelbake, symbol of Cuxhaven
Kugelbake, symbol of Cuxhaven
Coat of arms of Cuxhaven
Coat of arms
Cuxhaven  is located in Germany
Cuxhaven
Cuxhaven
Location of Cuxhaven within Cuxhaven district
Cuxhaven in CUX.svg
Coordinates: 53°51′40″N 08°41′40″E / 53.86111°N 8.69444°E / 53.86111; 8.69444Coordinates: 53°51′40″N 08°41′40″E / 53.86111°N 8.69444°E / 53.86111; 8.69444
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Government
 • Mayor Ulrich Getsch (independent)
Area
 • Total 161.91 km2 (62.51 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 48,264
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27472, 27474, 27476, 27478
Dialling codes 04721-04724
Vehicle registration CUX
Website www.cuxhaven.de

Cuxhaven is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. About 55,000 people live there. It is on the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of the Elbe River. Cuxhaven is the capital of the Cuxhaven district. It is a popular vacation spot on the North Sea.

In 1896, when the town was an exclave of Hamburg, the railway line from Bremerhaven Hauptbahnhof was built.

  1. Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)