Lower Saxony, Germany

Lower Saxony is one of 16 primary administrative regions in Germany with a population of approximately 8,003,421 people.

Facts and figures on Lower Saxony at a glance

Region name: Lower Saxony (Lower Saxony)
Status: Primary administrative region
Population: 8,003,421 people
Country: Germany
Continent: Europe

The regional headquarters of Lower Saxony (Lower Saxony) is located in the regional capital Hannover (Hannover) with a population of 515,140 people.

The distance as the crow flies from Lower Saxony's regional capital Hannover to Germany's capital Berlin (Berlin) is approximately 251 km (156 mi).

Facts and figures about Lower Saxony
RegionPopulationRegional capitalPopulation
Lower Saxony Lower Saxony8,003,421 peopleHannover Hannover515,140 people

Compare with other regions in Germany.

Map of Lower Saxony

Map of Lower Saxony

Information on Lower Saxony

Information on Lower Saxony
Region nameRegional capitalSubregionsCountryContinent
Lower Saxony Lower SaxonyHannover Hannover46GermanyEurope

Time in Lower Saxony

Time in Lower Saxony
Current timeSummer time (DST)Standard timeCurrent timezone offsetTimezone
Sun, 3 Dec 2023 - 6:56pm (18:56h)NoSun, 3 Dec 2023 - 6:56pm (18:56h)UTC +1.0Europe/Berlin

Geographic coordinates of Lower Saxony

Latitude & Longitude of Lower Saxony
PositionLatitude (width)Longitude (length)
Show on map52°49'60.0"N (52.8333300°)9°10'00.0"E (9.1666700°)

Subregions in Lower Saxony

There are 46 administrative subregions in Lower Saxony.
Subregions in Lower Saxony
RegionNoPopulationRegional capitalCapital population
Kreisfreie Stadt Braunschweig Kreisfreie Stadt Braunschweig1.248,823Braunschweig Braunschweig244,715
Kreisfreie Stadt Delmenhorst Kreisfreie Stadt Delmenhorst2.77,522Delmenhorst Delmenhorst75,893
Kreisfreie Stadt Emden Kreisfreie Stadt Emden3.49,523Emden Emden51,526
Kreisfreie Stadt Oldenburg Kreisfreie Stadt Oldenburg4.170,389Oldenburg Oldenburg159,218
Kreisfreie Stadt Osnabrueck Kreisfreie Stadt Osnabrück5.165,034Osnabrueck Osnabrück166,462
Kreisfreie Stadt Salzgitter Kreisfreie Stadt Salzgitter6.103,694--
Kreisfreie Stadt Wilhelmshaven Kreisfreie Stadt Wilhelmshaven7.75,027Wilhelmshaven Wilhelmshaven84,393
Kreisfreie Stadt Wolfsburg Kreisfreie Stadt Wolfsburg8.123,949Wolfsburg Wolfsburg123,064
Landkreis Ammerland Landkreis Ammerland9.126,475Westerstede Westerstede21,902
Landkreis Aurich Landkreis Aurich10.190,425Aurich Aurich40,319
Landkreis Celle Landkreis Celle11.179,915Celle Celle71,010
Landkreis Cloppenburg Landkreis Cloppenburg12.173,980Cloppenburg Cloppenburg31,177
Landkreis Cuxhaven Landkreis Cuxhaven13.199,603Cuxhaven Cuxhaven52,677
Landkreis Diepholz Landkreis Diepholz14.218,839Diepholz Diepholz16,783
Landkreis Emsland Landkreis Emsland15.331,397Meppen Meppen34,198
Landkreis Friesland Landkreis Friesland16.98,971Jever Jever13,937
Landkreis Gifhorn Landkreis Gifhorn17.177,919Gifhorn Gifhorn43,000
Landkreis Goettingen Landkreis Göttingen18.323,661Goettingen Göttingen122,149
Landkreis Goettingen Landkreis Göttingen19.323,661Osterode am Harz Osterode am Harz-
Landkreis Goslar Landkreis Goslar20.134,050Goslar Goslar43,560
Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim21.138,722Nordhorn Nordhorn52,803
Landkreis Hameln-Pyrmont Landkreis Hameln-Pyrmont22.148,963Hameln Hameln58,666
Landkreis Harburg Landkreis Harburg23.257,548Winsen Winsen32,662
Landkreis Heidekreis Landkreis Heidekreis24.142,912Bad Fallingbostel Bad Fallingbostel13,473
Landkreis Helmstedt Landkreis Helmstedt25.91,379Helmstedt Helmstedt25,515
Landkreis Hildesheim Landkreis Hildesheim26.274,773Hildesheim Hildesheim103,052
Landkreis Holzminden Landkreis Holzminden27.69,862Holzminden Holzminden20,998
Landkreis Leer Landkreis Leer28.172,421Leer Leer33,886
Landkreis Luechow-Dannenberg Landkreis Lüchow-Dannenberg29.48,472Luechow Lüchow9,678
Landkreis Lueneburg Landkreis Lüneburg30.185,129Lueneburg Lüneburg71,260
Landkreis Nienburg/Weser Landkreis Nienburg/Weser31.121,773Nienburg Nienburg32,629
Landkreis Northeim Landkreis Northeim32.131,765Northeim Northeim30,894
Landkreis Oldenburg Landkreis Oldenburg33.132,091Wildeshausen Wildeshausen18,114
Landkreis Osnabrueck Landkreis Osnabrück34.361,550--
Landkreis Osterholz Landkreis Osterholz35.115,054Osterholz-Scharmbeck Osterholz-Scharmbeck31,405
Landkreis Peine Landkreis Peine36.136,960Peine Peine49,953
Landkreis Schaumburg Landkreis Schaumburg37.158,108Stadthagen Stadthagen23,076
Landkreis Stade Landkreis Stade38.206,496Stade Stade45,634
Landkreis Uelzen Landkreis Uelzen39.92,894Uelzen Uelzen34,996
Landkreis Vechta Landkreis Vechta40.144,805Vechta Vechta29,729
Landkreis Verden Landkreis Verden41.138,507Verden Verden26,924
Landkreis Wesermarsch Landkreis Wesermarsch42.88,430Brake (Unterweser) Brake (Unterweser)16,150
Landkreis Wittmund Landkreis Wittmund43.57,455Wittmund Wittmund21,355
Landkreis Wolfenbuettel Landkreis Wolfenbüttel44.119,224Wolfenbuettel Wolfenbüttel54,740
Region Hannover Region Hannover45.1,157,541Hannover Hannover515,140
Rotenburg (Wuemme) Rotenburg (Wümme)46.165,001Rotenburg Rotenburg22,139

External sources of information on Lower Saxony

Lower Saxony on Wikipedia