|pop. density:||492 inh./km²|
Hanover (officially "Region Hannover") is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Soltau-Fallingbostel, Celle, Gifhorn, Peine, Hildesheim, Hamelin-Pyrmont, Schaumburg and Nienburg.
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The city of Hanover was not part of the district until 2001, when the district and the city were merged in order to form the new "Region Hannover" district (not to be confused with the administrative region of Hanover).
The district surrounds the city of Hanover and includes the outskirts of its metropolitan area. The Leine river enters the district in the south, runs through Hanover and leaves to the north. In the northwest there is the Steinhuder Meer, a lake with an area of 32 km².
Coat of arms
|The coat of arms was granted on May 1, 2003. The cloverleaf is from the arms of the city of Hanover. The lion was the heraldic animal of the Welfen family, which ruled most of the region in late medieval times.|
Towns and municipalities
- Official website (German)
Rural and urban districts of Lower Saxony
Ammerland | Aurich | Bentheim | Braunschweig (Brunswick) | Celle | Cloppenburg | Cuxhaven | Delmenhorst | Diepholz | Emden | Emsland | Friesland | Gifhorn | Goslar | Göttingen | Hameln-Pyrmont (Hamelin-Pyrmont) | Harburg | Helmstedt | Hildesheim | Holzminden | Leer | Lüchow-Dannenberg | Lüneburg | Nienburg | Northeim | Oldenburg (town) | Oldenburg (district) | Osnabrück (town) | Osnabrück (district) | Osterholz | Osterode | Peine | Rotenburg | Salzgitter | Schaumburg | Soltau-Fallingbostel | Stade | Uelzen | Vechta | Verden | Wesermarsch | Wilhelmshaven | Wittmund | Wolfenbüttel | Wolfsburg