Buchholz in der Nordheide

Buchholz in der Nordheide is the largest town in the district of Harburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 25 km southwest of Hamburg.

Buchholz.
Church in Buchholz in der Nordheide

Coat of arms
Location of Buchholz. within Harburg district
Buchholz.
Buchholz.
Coordinates: 53°19′N 09°52′E
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHarburg
Subdivisions6 districts
Government
  MayorJan-Hendrik Röhse (CDU)
Area
  Total74.62 km2 (28.81 sq mi)
Elevation
72 m (236 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total39,272
  Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
21244
Dialling codes04181, 04186, 04187
Vehicle registrationWL
Websitewww.buchholz.de

Geography

Buchholz is home to the Brunsberg, at 129m the highest mountain in the region. It is on the northern edge of the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide).

History

In 1958, Buchholz received its city charter.

In 1992, Buchholz was struck by a small tornado which destroyed many trees and damaged numerous houses. In 2002, the temperature in Buchholz rose above 38 degrees celsius, marking an all-time high for its region.

In 2006, Buchholz tried to set a new world record by placing a crowd of 2000 people in the form of a large heart near the local swimming pool. The attempt ultimately failed because 39 people did not show up.

Division of the town

The districts of Steinbeck, Dibbersen, Seppensen, Holm-Seppensen, Sprötze and Trelde belong to Buchholz.

Districts sort by population:

  • Buchholz (nucleated town)
    • District Reindorf
    • District Vaensen
    • District Buensen
  • Holm-Seppensen
    • District Seppensen
    • District Holm-Seppensen
    • District Holm
  • Steinbeck
    • District Steinbeck
    • District Meilsen
  • Sprötze
  • Trelde
    • District Trelde
    • District Suerhop
  • Dibbersen
    • District Dibbersen
    • District Dangersen

Number of inhabitants

  • 1821 – 178
  • 1871 – 350
  • 1905 – 1.220
  • 1925 – 2.138
  • 1939 – 3.110
  • 1945 – ca. 5.000
  • 1946 – 6.003
  • 1958 – 7.523
  • 1963 – 10.364
  • 1968 – 13.590
  • 1972 – 15.273

After incorporations:

  • 1972 – 22.620
  • 1975 – 26.393
  • 1998 – 35.264
  • 1999 – 35.603
  • 2000 – 35.916
  • 2002 – 36.483
  • 2004 – 38.556
  • 2006 - 38.167
  • 2010 - 40.234
  • 2012 - 40.790

International relations

Buchholz has three sister cities: Canteleu in France, Wołów in Poland and Järvenpää in Finland.

Sons and daughters of the city

Other personalities living in Buchholz

References

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