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Coordinates: 53°49′58″N 09°08′07″E / 53.83278°N 9.13528°E / 53.83278; 9.13528Coordinates: 53°49′58″N 09°08′07″E / 53.83278°N 9.13528°E / 53.83278; 9.13528
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Stade
Municipal assoc. Nordkehdingen
  Mayor Gerhard von Ahn (SPD)
  Total 58.09 km2 (22.43 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 1,017
  Density 18/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21730
Dialling codes 04752, 04753
Vehicle registration STD

Balje is a municipality in the district of Stade, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

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.


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