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Burgwedel is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km northeast of Hanover.

Burgwedel
Coat of arms of Burgwedel
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Location of Burgwedel within Hanover district
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Burgwedel is located in Germany
Burgwedel
Burgwedel
Burgwedel is located in Lower Saxony
Burgwedel
Burgwedel
Coordinates: 52°29′36″N 09°51′31″E / 52.49333°N 9.85861°E / 52.49333; 9.85861Coordinates: 52°29′36″N 09°51′31″E / 52.49333°N 9.85861°E / 52.49333; 9.85861
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHanover
Subdivisions7 districts
Government
 • MayorAxel Düker
Area
 • Total151.96 km2 (58.67 sq mi)
Elevation
53 m (174 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total20,369
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
30938
Dialling codes05139,
05135 (Fuhrberg)
Vehicle registrationH
Websitewww.burgwedel.de
Grundschule Grossburgwedel.jpg

Politics and AdministrationEdit

Burgwedel consists of the following boroughs:

  • Engensen
  • Fuhrberg
  • Großburgwedel (administrative see)
  • Kleinburgwedel
  • Oldhorst
  • Thönse
  • Wettmar

ReligionEdit

Protestant (Evangelical-Lutheran) ChurchEdit

Roman Catholic ChurchEdit

The members of the Roman Catholic St. Paul's parish community Burgwedel builds the second largest religious community of the town. St. Paul's belongs to the diocese of Hildesheim, which is part of the ecclesiastical province of Hamburg.

Further Christian CommunitiesEdit

Education and CultureEdit

SchoolsEdit

LibrariesEdit

EconomicsEdit

CompaniesEdit

PersonalitiesEdit

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

 
Carl Graf von Alten

Personalities living or living on the groundEdit

Social AffairsEdit

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