Holzminden (German pronunciation: [hɔltsˈmɪndn̩]) is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany, with the town of Holzminden as its administrative capital. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Hamelin-Pyrmont, Hildesheim and Northeim, and by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (districts of Höxter and Lippe).

Flag of Holzminden
Coat of arms of Holzminden
StateLower Saxony
 • Total692 km2 (267 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total69,862
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHOL

History Edit

The district was established in 1833 within the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg. It was moved to the Prussian Province of Hanover as part of a territorial exchange in 1942. The last territorial modification was in 1974.

Geography Edit

The district is located in the Weserbergland mountains, roughly between Hamelin and Göttingen. The Weser River forms the southwestern border of the district and runs through its northern parts.

Coat of arms Edit

The lion is taken from the arms of the County of Everstein; the counts ruled over the region in the 14th century and were the founders of the City of Holzminden. The bar in the bottom is symbolising the Weser River.

Towns and municipalities Edit

 Holzminden (district)Lower SaxonyHesseNorth Rhine-WestphaliaHamelin-PyrmontHildesheim (district)Northeim (district)LauenfördeDerentalFürstenbergBoffzenHolzmindenHeinadeHeinsenBevernDeensenWangelnstedtEimenStadtoldendorfLenneArholzenPolleVahlbruchOttensteinBrevördeHehlenNegenbornGolmbachHolenbergHeyenHalleDielmissenBodenwerderPegestorfKirchbrakLüerdissenEschershausenHolzenDelligsenBoffzen (unincorporated area)Unincorporated area in Holzminden district
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Samtgemeinden
  1. Holzminden

Free municipalities

  1. Delligsen
  1. Bevern1
  2. Golmbach
  3. Holenberg
  4. Negenborn
  1. Bodenwerder1, 2
  2. Brevörde
  3. Halle
  4. Hehlen
  5. Heinsen
  6. Heyen
  7. Kirchbrak
  8. Ottenstein
  9. Pegestorf
  10. Polle
  11. Vahlbruch
  1. Boffzen1
  2. Derental
  3. Fürstenberg
  4. Lauenförde
  1. Arholzen
  2. Deensen
  3. Dielmissen
  4. Eimen
  5. Eschershausen2
  6. Heinade
  7. Holzen
  8. Lenne
  9. Lüerdissen
  10. Stadtoldendorf1, 2
  11. Wangelnstedt
1seat of the Samtgemeinde; 2town

Partner regions Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen.

External links Edit

  Media related to Landkreis Holzminden at Wikimedia Commons

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