Langen, Lower Saxony

Langen, Lower Saxony


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Coordinates: 53°37′N 8°35′E / 53.617°N 8.583°E / 53.617; 8.583Coordinates: 53°37′N 8°35′E / 53.617°N 8.583°E / 53.617; 8.583

Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
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Subdivisions 8 districts
 • Mayor Thorsten Krüger (SPD)
 • Total 121.6 km2 (47.0 sq mi)
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 18,432
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27607
Dialling codes 04743
Vehicle registration CUX

Langen is a town in the district of Cuxhaven, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 7 km north of the centre of Bremerhaven, and 30 km south of Cuxhaven.

Langen belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the Duchy in a real union and the Ducal territory became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.