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Cuxhaven (district)

State:Lower Saxony
Adm. Region:Lüneburg
Area:2073 km²
Inhabitants:204,200 (2001)
pop. density:99 inh./km²
Car identification:CUX

Cuxhaven is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Stade, Rotenburg, Osterholz and Wesermarsch, the city of Bremerhaven and the North Sea.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links


The district was established in 1977 by merging the former districts of Land Hadeln and Wesermünde. The city of Cuxhaven lost its status as a district-free city and became the capital of the new district.


The district is often called Cuxland, which is rather a nickname than an official designation. It is located on the coast of the North Sea and is enclosed by the river mouths of Elbe and Weser. The coasts are part of the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park.

Coat of arms

The arms display Saint Nicholas, who is the patron saint of fishermen. The coast of the North Sea is symbolised at the bottom of the arms.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Cuxhaven
  2. Hemmoor
  3. Langen
  4. Otterndorf
  1. Am Dobrock
  2. Bederkesa
  3. Beverstedt
  4. Borde-Lamstedt
  5. Hagen
  6. Hemmoor
  7. Land Hadeln
  8. Land Wursten
  9. Sietland
    Free Municipalities
  1. Loxstedt
  2. Nordholz
  3. Schiffdorf

External links

Official website (German)
Cuxland touristical website (German)