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Hanover (district)

Hanover (German: Hannover) is a Kreis (district) in the southeastern part of Lower Saxony, Germany. Area 2300 km², population 1,100,000 (2001). The capital of the district is Hanover.

The district surrounds the city of Hanover and includes the outskirts of its metropolitan area. The Leine river enters the district in the south, runs through Hanover and leaves to the north. In the northwest there is the Steinhuder Meer, a lake with an area of 32 km².

The city of Hanover was not part of the district until November 2001. Then the district and the city were merged.

Towns in the district: Hanover, Hemmingen[?], Laatzen[?], Isernhagen[?], Wedemark[?], Langenhagen[?], Garbsen[?], Ronnenberg[?], Wunstorf[?], Barsinghausen[?], Gehrden[?], Springe[?], Pattensen[?], Lehrte[?], Burgdorf[?], Neustadt am Rübenberge[?].

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