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Lamstedt

Lamstedt
Lamstedt (German)
Loomst (Low Saxon)

Bördehuus museum

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Lamstedt
Lamstedt

Coordinates: 53°38′16″N 09°05′48″E / 53.63778°N 9.09667°E / 53.63778; 9.09667Coordinates: 53°38′16″N 09°05′48″E / 53.63778°N 9.09667°E / 53.63778; 9.09667

Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Template:Link if exists
Municipal assoc. Template:Link if exists
Subdivisions 6 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Knust (CDU)
Area
 • Total 52.64 km2 (20.32 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,308
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21769
Dialling codes 04773
Vehicle registration CUX
Website www.lamstedt.de

Lamstedt (in High German, in Low Saxon: Loomst) is a municipality in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Geography

The low ridge of the Westerberg, an end moraine from the Saale glaciation period lies in the vicinity of Lamstedt.

History

Lamstedt belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen. In the mid-16th century the inhabitants adopted Lutheranism. During the Leaguist occupation under Tilly (1628–1630), they suffered from attempts of re-Catholicisation.

In 1648 the prince-archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish – interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) – and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1807 the ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the duchy, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the duchy was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which – after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 – incorporated the duchy in a real union and the ducal territory, including Lamstedt, became part of the Stade Region, established in 1823.

Claus Spreckels (1828–1908), a major industrialist in Hawai'i and in California (Spreckels Sugar Company bears his name) is born in Lamstedt. The Claus-Spreckels-Straße (street) in Lamstedt (Germany) named for Claus Spreckels.

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