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Hamelin-Pyrmont
Hamelin-Pyrmont
(German: Landkreis Hameln-Pyrmont) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Schaumburg, Hanover, Hildesheim and Holzminden, and by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
(district of Lippe).

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Towns and municipalities 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] A district called Hamelin
Hamelin
was established in 1885 within the Prussian Province of Hanover. At that time the city of Pyrmont was part of the Principality of Waldeck-Pyrmont. In 1921 Pyrmont decided in a plebiscite to leave Waldeck-Pyrmont
Waldeck-Pyrmont
and to join Prussia. The Prussian administration assigned the city to the district of Hamelin, which was renamed to Hamelin-Pyrmont. In 1923 Hamelin
Hamelin
became a district-free city and was not part of the district until 1973, when it was reincorporated. Further enlargements of the district's territory took place in 1974 and 1977, when the cities of Bad Münder
Bad Münder
and Hessisch Oldendorf
Hessisch Oldendorf
joined the district. Geography[edit] The district is located in the northern part of the Weserbergland mountains. The Weser
Weser
River enters the district in the south, runs through Hamelin
Hamelin
and leaves in the northwest towards Rinteln. Coat of arms[edit] The lion is the heraldic animal of the County of Everstein, which ruled over the territory until 1429. The red cross in the lion's hands was the symbol of Pyrmont. Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Hameln-Pyrmont

Cities Municipalities

Bad Münder Bad Pyrmont Hamelin
Hamelin
(Hameln) Hessisch Oldendorf

Aerzen Coppenbrügge Emmerthal Salzhemmendorf

See also[edit]

Metropolitan region Hannover-Braunschweig-Göttingen-Wolfsburg

References[edit]

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

External links[edit] Media related to Landkreis Hameln-Pyrmont at Wikimedia Commons

Official website of Hamelin-Pyrmont
Hamelin-Pyrmont
(German) Official website of Salzhemmendorf
Salzhemmendorf
(German) bed and rich breakfast at Salzhemmendorf, district Lauenstein (English)

v t e

Urban and rural districts in the state of Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
in Germany

Region

Hanover

Urban districts

Braunschweig Delmenhorst Emden Oldenburg Osnabrück Salzgitter Wilhelmshaven Wolfsburg

Rural districts

Ammerland Aurich Bentheim Celle Cloppenburg Cuxhaven Diepholz Emsland Friesland Gifhorn Goslar Göttingen Hamelin-Pyrmont Harburg Heidekreis Helmstedt Hildesheim Holzminden Leer Lüchow-Dannenberg Lüneburg Nienburg Northeim Oldenburg Osnabrück Osterholz Peine Rotenburg Schaumburg Stade Uelzen Vechta Verden Wesermarsch Wittmund Wolfenbüttel

Coordinates: 52°05′N 9°20′E / 52.08°N 9.33°E / 52.08; 9.33

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 125503

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