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View of the old hanse-harbor of Stade
View of the old hanse-harbor of Stade
Coat of arms of Stade
Coat of arms
Stade is located in Germany
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StateLower Saxony
 • MayorSilvia Nieber (SPD)
 • Total110.03 km2 (42.48 sq mi)
9 m (30 ft)
 • Total46,378
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
21680, 21682–21684
Dialling codes04141, 04146
Vehicle registrationSTD

Stade is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the seat of the district which is named the same as the city . The city was founded in 994 when it was called "Stethu".[2] A city on the banks of the Lower Elbe it became an important market town, and a port. It was given a town charter in 1209.[2] From 1645 to 1712, the Stade was controlled by Sweden, who made it an important military town.[2] On May 26, 1659, the "Great Fire" destroyed more than half the city.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "The 1,000 Year-old Town - STADE - Stade, Stethu, Lower Elbe, harbour, trade, 994, 1209, Swedish, Sweden, fire, town fire, Middle Ages, fortification, old town, Hansa". Retrieved 14 August 2010.