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Coordinates: 52°16′N 9°46′E / 52.267°N 9.767°E / 52.267; 9.767Coordinates: 52°16′N 9°46′E / 52.267°N 9.767°E / 52.267; 9.767
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hanover
  Mayor Ramona Schumann (SPD)
  Total 67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 14,324
  Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 30982
Dialling codes 05066, 05069, 05101, 05102
Vehicle registration H

Pattensen is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 12 km (7 mi) south of Hanover.


It was the capital of the Principality of Calenberg until 1636, when the capital moved to the town of Hanover, from which the state of Hanover (including Calenberg and Celle) was named.

Pattensen in the Kingdom of Hanover in 1864, King George V


The letter processing center for the greater Hanover area is located in Pattensen.

Twin towns

Pattensen is twinned with Saint-Aubin-lès-Elbeuf in France.


  1. Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)

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