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Wischhafen (low German Wischhoben) is a municipality in the district of Stade, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Wischhafen
Skyline of Wischhafen
Coat of arms of Wischhafen
Coat of arms
Location of Wischhafen within Stade district
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Wischhafen is located in Germany
Wischhafen
Wischhafen
Wischhafen is located in Lower Saxony
Wischhafen
Wischhafen
Coordinates: 53°46′14″N 09°18′58″E / 53.77056°N 9.31611°E / 53.77056; 9.31611Coordinates: 53°46′14″N 09°18′58″E / 53.77056°N 9.31611°E / 53.77056; 9.31611
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictStade
Municipal assoc.Nordkehdingen
Subdivisions6 districts
Government
 • MayorHeinrich von Borstel (SPD)
Area
 • Total33.68 km2 (13.00 sq mi)
Elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,962
 • Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
21737
Dialling codes04770, 04779
Vehicle registrationSTD
Websitewww.nordkehdingen.de

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HistoryEdit

It belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1823 the Duchy was abolished and its territory became part of the Stade Region.

GeographyEdit

In the north of Wischhafen is the Elbe river. In the East is the South Elbe River. In the South of Wischhafen is the village Drochtersen. In the north are the two villages Freiburg and Oederquart.

Parts of the municipalityEdit

Wischhafen has the following parts:

  • Hamelwörden
  • Wischhafen
  • Neuland
  • Wolfsbruchermoor
  • Neulandermoor
  • Hamelwördenermoor.

LiteratureEdit

  • Hartmut Reichert u. a.: Chronik der Gemeinde Wischhafen, Stade 2001
  • Hamelwörden. In: Heinrich Schmidt-Barrien: Aus meinen Jungensjahren. Uthlede, Hamelwörden und Barrien. 1902–1917. Heide 1992, Seite 26-127; ISBN 3-8042-0572-0

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