Coat of arms

Coordinates: 53°29′N 8°40′E / 53.483°N 8.667°E / 53.483; 8.667Coordinates: 53°29′N 8°40′E / 53.483°N 8.667°E / 53.483; 8.667
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
Admin. region Hanover
District Cuxhaven
  Total 12,270 km2 (4,740 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 15,980
  Density 1.3/km2 (3.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27612
Dialling codes 04703
Website http://www.bexhö

Bexhövede is a town in the Cuxhaven district of Lower Saxony, Germany which was incorporated into the municipality of Loxstedt in 1974. It is well known for being the origin of the noble Buxhoeveden family.


The name "Bexhövede" comes from the Old Saxon "Buxhoevede" and means "origin of the brook" or "water source."[2] The bek, or stream from which Bexhövede gets its name is portrayed as a wavy bar on the chief of the town's coat of arms. The lower half of the escutcheon is derived from the arms of the Buxhoeveden family.[3]

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