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Flag of the German Federal State of Niedersachsen
Lower-Saxony is located in north-western Germany and is the second largest federal state in area. It borders (starting north and clockwise) the North Sea, the federal states of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia, and shares an international border with the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The federal state of Bremen forms two enclaves (Bremen and Bremerhaven) within Lower Saxony.
Official Name: Niedersachsen
Time zone: Central European Time (CET); Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Capital City: Hannover (pop. 500.000)
Other Cities: Braunschweig (Brunswick), Cuxhaven, Emden, Göttingen, Hildesheim, Lüneburg, Osnabrück, Oldenburg, Salzgitter, Wilhelmshaven, Wolfsburg.
Location: north-western Germany bordering the North Sea in north and The Netherlands in west.
Area: 47 618 km² (18 388 sq mi)
Climate: Maritime - continental.
Population (2013): 7.8 million
Religions: 46.8% Protestants, 28.1% Roman Catholic.
Languages: Sater Frisian, Low German (Plattdeutsch)
Natural resources: Lignite, natural gas, crude oil, marine products, peat.
Agriculture products: Dairy products, livestock, horses, grain, potatoes.
Industries: Vehicle construction, carbon fibre reinforced plastics, shipbuilding, wind power. biotechnology
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Land Niedersachsen - Official site of Lower-Saxony.
Statistisches Landesamt Niedersachsen
Lower-Saxony's state office for statistics (in German).
Google Earth Niedersachsen
Searchable map and satellite view of Niedersachsen.
Google Earth Hannover
Searchable map and satellite view of Niedersachsen's capital.
Political Map of Germany
Administrative Map of Germany
Bremer Nachrichten Online.
Daily news Grafschaft Bentheim.
Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung
Newspaper Lüneburger Heide.
Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung
Daily for Osnabrück and Emsland.
National and regional news, Hannover.
Online service of Braunschweiger Zeitung, Wolfsburger Nachrichten, Salzgitter-Zeitung.
Online-News from the north west region; Bremen/Weser-Ems, Ammerland, Friesland, Münsterland, Oldenburg and Wesermarsch.
News from the Oldenburger Münsterland, Vechta.
Peiner Allgemeine Zeitung
Newspaper from Peine.
Newspaper from Stade.
Weser-Kurier Online, Bremen.
Newspaper from Wolfsburg.
News from Braunschweig/Wolfsburg region.
Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR
Public radio and television.
Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover
Opera, Theatre, Ballet and Concert.
MASALA Welt-Beat Festival
Summer in the City of Hannover, World Beat Festival, traditional and modern world music (in German).
Niedersachsen Investment Promotion Agency, the economic development agency of the State of Lower Saxony.
Niedersächsische Industrie- und Handelskammertag (NIHK)
Lower-Saxony's Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Chamber of Industry and Commerce Hanover.
The world’s largest IT trade fair.
Hanover Industrial Trade Fair.
Meyer shipyard, cruise vessels made in Papenburg.
Steel and Technology, Salzgitter.
VARTA Automotive, VARTA Consumer Batteries, VARTA Microbatteries, Hannover.
The automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg.
Lower Saxony's main airport.
Touristik Union International, one of the world's largest tourist firms, Hannover.
Lower Saxony's port authority.
Information about Emden's Ro-Ro-Seaport, by Seaport Emden Promotion Society.
Website of Germany's third largest port (in German).
Official tourism guide Lower-Saxony.
East Frisian Islands (official sites):
Borkum, Juist, Norderney, Baltrum, Langeoog, Spiekeroog and Wangerooge.
The state capital, guide system and Hannover Region EXPO visitor`s information system.
The city of Brunswick.
Port city Cuxhaven.
Port city Emden.
Famous university city at Leine river.
Diocesan town Hildesheim.
The city at the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide)
Birthplace of Erich Maria Remarque.
Technische Universität Braunschweig, founded in 1745 as the "Collegium Carolinum".
Göttingen, founded in 1737, one of the most renowned universities in Germany.
Carl von Ossietzky Universität
Osnabrück , founded in 1973.
The nature park ranges from the bank of the Elbe river between Bleckede and Schnackenburg and the southern off-shored end moraine Drawehn.
The national park Harz, situated in Saxony Anhalt and Lower-Saxony, combines several nature and landscape reserve areas and the biosphere reserve Karstlandschaft (Karst topography) Südharz (in German).
Naturpark Lüneburger Heide
Nature- and recreation landscape in the middle of the tri-city area of Hamburg, Hanover and Bremen.
Situated in NRW and Lower-Saxony, with a thematic focus on land and geology (TERRA = land; vita = life)
Naturpark Wildeshauser Geest
One of Germany’s largest nature parks, situated in the southwest of the cities of Oldenburg and Bremen (in German).
Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer
Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park (in German).
A guide to nature and national parks in Germany.
State archive of Lower-Saxony (in German).
History of Lower-Saxony (in German).
History of the Kingdom of Hanover.
Varusschlacht im Osnabrücker Land
Museum and Park Kalkriese, close to the place of the "Battle of the Teutoburg Forest" (in German).
History of the Frisians
Wikipedia entry about the history of the German tribe.
History of Lower-Saxony
Wikipedia entry about the history of Lower-Saxony.
Open Directory Project: Niedersachsen
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