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Verden (district)

State:Lower Saxony
Adm. Region:Lüneburg
Area:787.70 km²
Inhabitants:133,712 (2003)
pop. density:170 inh./km²
Car identification:VER

Verden is a Kreis (district) in the centre of Lower Saxony, Germany. Neighboring are (from the northwest clockwise) the district Osterholz, Rotenburg, Soltau-Fallingbostel, Nienburg and Diepholz, as well as the state and city of Bremen.

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The Aller river enters the district in the east and joins the Weser in the centre of the district. In the north the Wümme river has its source. The western half of the district is occupied by suburbs in the Bremen metropolitan area, e.g. the town of Achim.


The district dates back to the two Ämter Verden and Achim, which were created in 1852 and 1859. After the state of Hanover became part of Prussia, they were recreated as districts (Kreis), and merged together in 1932. In 1939 two municipalities of the district were added into Bremen, in 1972 Thedinghausen (previously a exclave from the district Brunswick) was added.


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Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows a horse in the top part, both as a symbol for the state of Lower Saxony, as well as the historical state of Hanover, to which the district belonged. The wavy line in middle stands for the rivers Weser and Aller, while the three ears in bottom symbolize the agricultural character of the district.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities Samtgemeinden
  1. Achim
  2. Verden
  1. Dörverden
  2. Kirchlinteln
  3. Langwedel
  4. Ottersberg
  5. Oyten
  1. Thedinghausen

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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

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