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Holzminden (district)

State:Lower Saxony
Adm. Region:Hanover
Area:692 km²
Inhabitants:80,300 (2002)
pop. density:116 inh./km²
Car identification:HOL

Holzminden is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Hamelin-Pyrmont, Hildesheim and Northeim, and by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (districts of Höxter and Lippe).

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


The district was established in 1833 within the duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg. The last territorial modification was in 1974.


The district is located in the Weserbergland mountains, roughly between Hamelin and Göttingen. The Weser river forms the southwestern border of the district and runs through its northern parts.

Coat of arms

The lion is taken from the arms of the county of Everstein; the counts ruled over the region in the 14th century and were the founders of the city of Holzminden. The bar in the bottom is symbolising the Weser river.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bodenwerder
  2. Eschershausen
  3. Holzminden
  4. Stadtoldendorf
  1. Bevern
  2. Bodenwerder
  3. Boffzen
  4. Eschershausen
  5. Polle
  6. Stadtoldendorf
Free municipalities
  1. Delligsen

External links

Official website (German)