Northeim (district)

Northeim is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northwest and clockwise) the districts of Holzminden, Hildesheim, Goslar and Göttingen, and the state of Hesse (district of Kassel).

Verwaltung Landkreis Northeim.JPG
Flag of Northeim
Coat of arms of Northeim
StateLower Saxony
 • Total1,267 km2 (489 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total131,765
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationNOM, EIN, GAN


In medieval times the area had been part of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Later the majority of it belonged to Hanover and then Prussia. In 1885 the Prussian government created districts in the newly acquired provinces. In 1884 the districts of Einbeck, Northeim, and Uslar were established. Northeim and Uslar were merged in 1932, and they were again merged with Einbeck in 1974. The district's area was further enlarged in 1977, when some municipalities of neighbouring districts (Gandersheim and Osterode am Harz) joined the Northeim district.


The district is located in the Weserbergland mountains. The Weser forms the western border of the district. Another river, the Leine, runs through the district from south to north. It is joined by the River Rhume which flows through the town of Northeim and the River Ilme which flows through the town of Einbeck.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms displays two identical lions in blue and yellow, both representing the former two districts of Northeim and Uslar. The lion itself represents the duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

UslarUslarBodenfeldeHardegsenNörten-HardenbergKatlenburg-LindauDasselMoringenBad GandersheimNortheimKalefeldEinbeckEinbeckNortheim (district)Lower SaxonyHesseGöttingen (district)Holzminden (district)Hildesheim (district)Goslar (district)Göttingen (district)North Rhine-Westphaliagemeindefreies Gebiet Solling 
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Gandersheim
  2. Dassel
  3. Einbeck
  4. Hardegsen
  5. Moringen
  6. Northeim
  7. Uslar
  1. Bodenfelde
  2. Kalefeld
  3. Katlenburg-Lindau
  4. Nörten-Hardenberg

See alsoEdit


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

External linksEdit

  Media related to Landkreis Northeim at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°45′N 9°50′E / 51.75°N 9.83°E / 51.75; 9.83