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Fintel is a municipality in the district of Rotenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany and has about 3,000 inhabitants. It is located on the rivers Fintau and Ruschwede.

Fintel
Coat of arms of Fintel
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Location of Fintel within Rotenburg (Wümme) district
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Fintel is located in Germany
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Fintel
Fintel is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 53°10′27″N 9°40′7″E / 53.17417°N 9.66861°E / 53.17417; 9.66861Coordinates: 53°10′27″N 9°40′7″E / 53.17417°N 9.66861°E / 53.17417; 9.66861
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictRotenburg (Wümme)
Municipal assoc.Fintel
Government
 • MayorRüdiger Bruns (SPD)
Area
 • Total36.08 km2 (13.93 sq mi)
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,885
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27389
Vehicle registrationROW
Websitewww.fintel.de

HistoryEdit

Fintel belonged to the Prince-Bishopric of Verden, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Bishopric was transformed into the Principality of Verden, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1807 the ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the Principality, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Principality was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Fintel, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

PoliticsEdit

Fintel is part of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Fintel, population about 7,000.

Parish councilEdit

Party Seats
SPD 7
CDU 6

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