Neuenkirchen, Stade

Neuenkirchen im Altem Land

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Neuenkirchen im Altem Land

Coordinates: 53°31′N 9°36′E / 53.517°N 9.600°E / 53.517; 9.600Coordinates: 53°31′N 9°36′E / 53.517°N 9.600°E / 53.517; 9.600
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Stade
Municipal assoc. Lühe
  Mayor Reinhard Meyer (CDU)
  Total 8.04 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 838
  Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21640
Dialling codes 04142
Vehicle registration STD

Neuenkirchen (German: Neuenkirchen im Alten Land) is a municipality in the Altes Land, district of Stade, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Neuenkirchen belonged - as to its government - to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180.[2] In religious respect, however, Neuenkirchen formed part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Verden until after 1566 its incumbent bishops lost papal recognition, except of a last Catholic bishop from 1630 to 1631, respectively.[2] In 1648 the prince-archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish – interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) – and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1807 the ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the duchy, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the duchy was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which – after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 – incorporated the duchy in a real union and the ducal territory, including Neuenkirchen, became part of the Stade Region, established in 1823.


  1. Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. 1 2 Michael Schütz, „Die Konsolidierung des Erzstiftes unter Johann Rode“, in: Geschichte des Landes zwischen Elbe und Weser: 3 vols., Hans-Eckhard Dannenberg and Heinz-Joachim Schulze (eds.) on behalf of the Landschaftsverband der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden, Stade: Landschaftsverband der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden, 1995 and 2008, vol. I 'Vor- und Frühgeschichte' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-7-5), vol. II 'Mittelalter (einschl. Kunstgeschichte)' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-8-2), vol. III 'Neuzeit' (2008; ISBN 978-3-9801919-9-9), (=Schriftenreihe des Landschaftsverbandes der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden; vols. 7–9), vol. II: pp. 263–278, here pp. 270seq. ISBN 978-3-9801919-8-2.

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