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Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
Admin. region
District Heide District
Municipal assoc. Schwarmstedt
First mentioned
Subdivisions 4 Ortschaften
 • Mayor Bernd Block (CDU)
 • Total 34.06 km2 (13.15 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,076
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29690
Dialling codes 0 50 71
Vehicle registration SFA

Essel is a municipality in the Heide District, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Most of the village is located on the southern bank of the river Aller. The A 7 motorway runs through the village.


The municipality of Essel comprises 4 subdivisions:


Essel was first mentioned in 1251 as Esele. The surveillance of the Aller crossing at Essel and control of Aller shipping was undertaken by the 3 lords of Hademstorf. In the 14th century their seat was at Uhlenburg. This castle was situated in the Aller valley between Essel and Buchholz (Aller) and was destroyed in 1394 by the Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Another castle was built in the 13th century at Engehausen - Blankenburg Castle - on the site of which a manor house was subsequently built.


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Essel. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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