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Räbke is a municipality in the district of Helmstedt, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is part of the collective municipality (Samtgemeinde) of Nord-Elm. The village is situated north of the wooded Elm hill range at the Schunter river.

Räbke
Coat of arms of Räbke
Coat of arms
Räbke   is located in Germany
Räbke
Räbke
Coordinates: 52°12′N 10°53′E / 52.200°N 10.883°E / 52.200; 10.883Coordinates: 52°12′N 10°53′E / 52.200°N 10.883°E / 52.200; 10.883
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Helmstedt
Municipal assoc. Nord-Elm
Government
 • Mayor Rainer Angerstein
Area
 • Total 11.35 km2 (4.38 sq mi)
Elevation 134 m (440 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 683
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 38375
Dialling codes 05355
Vehicle registration HE
Website www.raebke.de

The settlement was first mentioned as Ridepe in a 1205 deed. Since the 16th century Räbke was known for its paper mills meeting the needs of the University of Helmstedt.

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