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Coordinates: 53°14′N 08°36′E / 53.233°N 8.600°E / 53.233; 8.600Coordinates: 53°14′N 08°36′E / 53.233°N 8.600°E / 53.233; 8.600
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osterholz
  Mayor Harald Stehnken (SPD)
  Total 132.2 km2 (51.0 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 21,040
  Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 28790
Dialling codes 04209
Vehicle registration OHZ

Schwanewede is a municipality in the district of Osterholz, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 14 km west of Osterholz-Scharmbeck, and 22 km northwest of Bremen.

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.

It consists of 12 smaller villages, that form the municipality of Schwanewede, namely Beckedorf, Löhnhorst, Meyenburg, Aschwarden, Neuenkirchen, Brundorf, Eggestedt, Harriersand, Hinnebeck, Leuchtenburg, and Rade.


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