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Rotenburg (district)

Rotenburg is a Kreis (district) in the centre of Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated roughly half way between Bremen and Hamburg. Area 2070 km², population 161,000 (2001). The district's capital is Rotenburg.

The district was established in 1977 by merging the former districts of Rotenburg and Bremervörde. The Wümme[?] river runs through the district from east to west. The marshy area to both sides of the river is called the Wümmeniederung ("Wümme plains").

Towns in the district: Rotenburg, Bothel, Bremervörde[?], Zeven[?], Scheessel[?], Sottrum[?], Visselhövede[?].

Don't confuse Rotenburg with the Bavarian town of Rothenburg[?] (note the additional "h").

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