Stade (district)

Stade is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It has its seat in Stade and is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Harburg, Rotenburg and Cuxhaven, the Elbe River, and the city state of Hamburg.

Stade

Coat of arms
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
CapitalStade
Area
  Total1,266 km2 (489 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Total203,102
  Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSTD
Websitelandkreis-stade.de

History

The district of Stade was established in 1932 by merging three smaller precursor districts.

Geography

The district is situated at the southern banks of the Elbe River, between the city of Hamburg and the river's mouth. The western border of the district is the Oste, a narrow tributary of the Elbe. The land between the Oste and the town of Stade is traditionally called Kehdingen. The area to the east of Stade is known as the Altes Land (literally "Old Land"). It is characterised by thousands of fruit-trees.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:

  • a castle, symbolising Stade as the former seat of the Counts of Stade
  • the key from the arms of the Archbishopric of Bremen, to which the area once belonged
  • a white horse, representing Hanover and Lower Saxony

Cities and municipalities

Cities Samtgemeinden
  1. Buxtehude
  2. Stade


Free municipalities

  1. Drochtersen
  2. Jork
  1. Apensen1
  2. Beckdorf
  3. Sauensiek
  1. Deinste
  2. Fredenbeck1
  3. Kutenholz
  1. Ahlerstedt
  2. Bargstedt
  3. Brest
  4. Harsefeld1
  1. Agathenburg
  2. Bliedersdorf
  3. Dollern
  4. Horneburg1
  5. Nottensdorf
  1. Grünendeich
  2. Guderhandviertel
  3. Hollern-Twielenfleth
  4. Mittelnkirchen
  5. Neuenkirchen
  6. Steinkirchen1
  1. Balje
  2. Freiburg1
  3. Krummendeich
  4. Oederquart
  5. Wischhafen
  1. Burweg
  2. Düdenbüttel
  3. Engelschoff
  4. Estorf
  5. Großenwörden
  6. Hammah
  7. Heinbockel
  8. Himmelpforten1
  9. Kranenburg
  10. Oldendorf
1seat of the Samtgemeinde

References

Media related to Landkreis Stade at Wikimedia Commons

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