Wedemark

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Location of Wedemark within Hanover district
Hanover (district)Lower SaxonyWedemarkBurgwedelNeustadt am RübenbergeBurgdorfUetzeLehrteIsernhagenLangenhagenGarbsenWunstorfSeelzeBarsinghausenSehndeHanoverGehrdenLaatzenWennigsenRonnenbergHemmingenPattensenSpringeHamelin-PyrmontSchaumburgNienburg (district)HeidekreisCelle (district)Peine (district)Gifhorn (district)Hildesheim (district)Wedemark
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Wedemark
Coordinates: 52°32′N9°43′E / 52.533°N 9.717°E / 52.533; 9.717 Coordinates: 52°32′N9°43′E / 52.533°N 9.717°E / 52.533; 9.717
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hanover
Subdivisions16 districts
Government
   Mayor Helge Zychlinski (SPD)
Area
  Total173 km2 (67 sq mi)
Elevation
48 m (157 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31) [1]
  Total29,647
  Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
30900
Dialling codes 05130, 05072, 05131
Vehicle registration H
Website www.wedemark.de

Wedemark is a municipality in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Wedemark is a historical landscape description for the area and is situated approximately 20 km north of Hanover. It ranks third on average per capita income in Lower Saxony.

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Geography

Wedemark's neighbors are the municipalities Burgwedel, Isernhagen, Langenhagen, Garbsen, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Lindwedel and Wietze (clockwise, beginning in the East).

Division of the town

Wedemark consists of 16 formerly independent villages, with a total of nearly 30,000 inhabitants all together.

Transportation

Car

Motorway A7 (Hamburg - Hanover) marks the East border of Wedemark (motorway exits in Berkhof and Mellendorf), whereas to the South the A352 (motorway exit Langenhagen-Kaltenweide) runs towards the north-western edge of Hanover.

Train

There are three train stations in Wedemark, namely in Bennemühlen, Mellendorf and Bissendorf, with half-hourly services to Hanover during weekdays. In Mellendorf and Bennemühlen there are also connecting trains on local line to Hamburg, with the line running through the Lüneburg Heath, and the towns of Schwarmstedt, Hodenhagen, Walsrode, Bad Fallingbostel, Soltau and Schneverdingen along the line, taking a total of nearly three hours for 150 km.

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