Stade

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Stade
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
Stade
Stade
Coordinates: 53°36′3″N 9°28′35″E / 53.60083°N 9.47639°E / 53.60083; 9.47639Coordinates: 53°36′3″N 9°28′35″E / 53.60083°N 9.47639°E / 53.60083; 9.47639
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Stade
Government
 • Mayor Silvia Nieber (SPD)
Area
 • Total 110.03 km2 (42.48 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 46,378
 • Density 421.503/km2 (1,091.69/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21680, 21682–21684
Dialling codes 04141, 04146
Vehicle registration STD
Website www.stade.de

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]

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