Cuxhaven

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Cuxhaven
Cuxhoben  (Low German)
Kugelbake, symbol of Cuxhaven
Kugelbake, symbol of Cuxhaven
Coat of arms of Cuxhaven
Location of Cuxhaven within Cuxhaven district
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Cuxhaven is located in Germany
Cuxhaven
Cuxhaven
Cuxhaven is located in Lower Saxony
Cuxhaven
Cuxhaven
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
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCuxhaven
Government
 • Lord mayor (2019–24) Uwe Santjer[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total161.91 km2 (62.51 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total48,326
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
27472, 27474, 27476, 27478
Dialling codes04721-04724
Vehicle registrationCUX
Websitewww.cuxhaven.de

Cuxhaven (/ˈkʊkshɑːvən/ KUUKS-hah-vən, German: [kʊksˈhaːfn̩]; Low German: Cuxhoben) is an independent town and seat of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town includes the northernmost point of Lower Saxony. It is on the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of the Elbe River.[3] Cuxhaven has a footprint of 14 kilometres (9 miles) (east–west) by 7 km (4 mi) (north–south). Its town quarters Duhnen, Döse and Sahlenburg are popular vacation spots on the North Sea and home to about 52,000 residents.

Geographical and cultural background[change | change source]

The town is served by Cuxhaven station.

The island of Neuwerk is 8 kilometres (5 mi) off the coast from Cuxhaven.

Twin towns – sister cities[change | change source]

Cuxhaven is twinned with:[4]

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. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cuxhaven" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 677.
  4. "Städte". cuxhaven.de (in German). Cuxhaven. Archived from the original on 2021-01-15. Retrieved 2021-02-11.

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