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Northeim (district)

State:Lower Saxony
Adm. Region:Brunswick
Area:1267 km²
Inhabitants:149,000 (2003)
pop. density:118 inh./km²
Car identification:NOM

Northeim is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northwest and clockwise) the districts of Holzminden, Hildesheim, Goslar, Osterode and Göttingen, and the state of Hesse (district of Kassel).

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


In medieval times the area had been part of the duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Later it became subordinate to Hanover and then Prussia. In 1885 the Prussian government created districts in the newly acquired provinces. In the region of Northeim the districts of Northeim, Uslar and Einbeck were established. Northeim and Uslar were merged in 1932, and they were again merged with Einbeck in 1974. The district's area was further enlarged in 1977, when some municipalities of neighbouring districts joined the Northeim district.


The district is located in the Weserbergland mountains. The Weser forms the western border of the district. Another river, the Leine, runs through the district from south to north. It is joined by the Rhume river, which flows through the town of Northeim before entering the Leine.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays two identical lions in blue and yellow, both representing the former duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Gandersheim
  2. Dassel
  3. Einbeck
  4. Hardegsen
  5. Moringen
  6. Northeim
  7. Uslar
  1. Bodenfelde
  2. Kalefeld
  3. Katlenburg-Lindau
  4. Kreiensen
  5. Nörten-Hardenberg

External links

Official website (German)