Seevetal

Seevetal is a municipality in the district of Harburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km south of Hamburg, and 15 km west of Winsen (Luhe). Its seat is in the village Hittfeld. It is named after the river Seeve.

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Church of Saint Maurice at Hittfeld
Church of Saint Maurice at Hittfeld
Coat of arms of Seevetal
Location of Seevetal within Harburg district
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Seevetal is located in Germany
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Seevetal is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 53°23′N 09°58′E / 53.383°N 9.967°E / 53.383; 9.967Coordinates: 53°23′N 09°58′E / 53.383°N 9.967°E / 53.383; 9.967
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHarburg
Government
 • MayorMartina Oertzen (CDU)
Area
 • Total105.20 km2 (40.62 sq mi)
Highest elevation
70 m (230 ft)
Lowest elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total41,889
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
21220, 21217, 21218
Dialling codes04105, 04185, 040
Vehicle registrationWL
Websitewww.seevetal.de

HistoryEdit

 
Maschen disc brooch
 
The Metzendorf-Woxdorf head burial

On 1 July 1972, the administrations of 19 independent smaller municipalities were merged to form the Seevetal municipality. The 19 towns and villages forming Seevetal are Beckedorf, Bullenhausen, Emmelndorf, Fleestedt, Glüsingen, Groß Moor, Helmstorf, Hittfeld, Holtorfsloh, Horst, Hörsten, Klein Moor, Lindhorst, Maschen, Meckelfeld, Metzendorf, Ohlendorf, Over and Ramelsloh.

Several of these towns have a rich history: the existence of Ramelsloh was first vouched in the year 845, Maschen was first mentioned in official documents in 1294, and Hittfeld celebrated its 900th anniversary in June 2007. The St. Mauritius church in Hittfeld dates back to the 12th century. Remarkable archaeological finds of the region are the Metzendorf-Woxdorf head burial dating to ca. 2200 BCE or the early Christian Maschen disc brooch which are in the permanent exhibition of the nearby Archaeological Museum Hamburg.

DemographicsEdit

Population of Seevetal (as of December 31 of each year):

  • 1998 – 39,564
  • 1999 – 40,164
  • 2000 – 40,536
  • 2001 – 40,819
  • 2002 – 41,060
  • 2003 – 41,157
  • 2004 – 41,287
  • 2005 – 41,614

Seevetal is the most populous German municipality that has no city rights, i.e., it is the most populous rural municipality ("Gemeinde") in Germany.

PoliticsEdit

The council of the Seevetal municipality consists of 40 seats. The current council was elected on September 10, 2006 and consists of:

The current mayor Günter Schwarz (SPD) was elected on October 2, 2005.

SportEdit

  • TuS Fleestedt
  • HSG Seevetal
  • TSV Eintracht Hittfeld
  • SC Seevetal
  • VfL Maschen
  • ESV Maschen
  • MTV Ramelsloh
  • PBC Seevetal e.V. – Poolbillard
  • SV Emmelndorf
  • TV Meckelfeld
  • Schützenverein Moor
  • TSV Over Bullenhausen
  • Windsurfer Seevetal e.V.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Seevetal is twinned with:[2]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2020.
  2. ^ "Städtepartnerschaft Seevetal - Decatur". seevetal.de (in German). Seevetal. Retrieved 2021-03-25.

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