Lower Saxony

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Lower Saxony

Niedersachsen
Flag of Lower Saxony
Flag
Coat of arms of Lower Saxony
Coat of arms
Germany Laender Niedersachsen.png
CountryGermany
CapitalHanover
Government
 • Minister PresidentStephan Weil (SPD)
 • Governing partiesSPD / Greens
Area
 • Total47,168 km2 (18,212 sq mi)
Population
 • Total8,002,916
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websiteniedersachsen.de

Lower Saxony (German: Niedersachsen) is a German Bundesland (state).

Places[change | change source]

The capital is Hannover (Hanover).

There are 38 districts:

Map of Lower Saxony with the district boundaries
  1. Ammerland
  2. Aurich
  3. Bentheim
  4. Celle
  5. Cloppenburg
  6. Cuxhaven
  7. Diepholz
  8. Emsland
  9. Friesland
  10. Gifhorn
  11. Goslar
  12. Göttingen
  13. Hamelin-Pyrmont (Hameln-Pyrmont)
  1. Hanover (Hannover)
  2. Harburg
  3. Helmstedt
  4. Hildesheim
  5. Holzminden
  6. Leer
  7. Lüchow-Dannenberg
  8. Lüneburg
  9. Nienburg
  10. Northeim
  11. Oldenburg
  12. Osnabrück
  13. Osterholz
  1. Osterode
  2. Peine
  3. Rotenburg
  4. Schaumburg
  5. Soltau-Fallingbostel
  6. Stade
  7. Uelzen
  8. Vechta
  9. Verden
  10. Wesermarsch
  11. Wittmund
  12. Wolfenbüttel

There are 8 urban districts

Other important towns are Göttingen, Hildesheim and Goslar.

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