Oyten

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Oyten
Church of Saint Peter
Church of Saint Peter
Coat of arms of Oyten
Coat of arms
Location of Oyten within Verden district
EmtinghausenRiedeDörverdenBlenderOttersbergOytenAchimBremenLangwedelThedinghausenVerdenKirchlintelnVerden (district)Lower SaxonyDiepholz (district)Nienburg (district)HeidekreisOsterholzRotenburg (district)Oyten in VER.svg
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Oyten is located in Germany
Oyten
Oyten
Oyten is located in Lower Saxony
Oyten
Oyten
Coordinates: 53°3′40″N 9°1′4″E / 53.06111°N 9.01778°E / 53.06111; 9.01778Coordinates: 53°3′40″N 9°1′4″E / 53.06111°N 9.01778°E / 53.06111; 9.01778
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictVerden
Government
 • MayorManfred Cordes (SPD)
Area
 • Total63.44 km2 (24.49 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total15,649
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
28876
Dialling codes04207
Vehicle registrationVER
Websitewww.oyten.de

Oyten (Low German: Eiten) is a municipality in the district of Verden, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km northwest of Verden, and 15 km east of Bremen.

Oyten belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1807 the ephemeric Kingdom of Westphalia annexed the Duchy, before France annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Duchy was restored to the Electorate of Hanover, which - after its upgrade to the Kingdom of Hanover in 1814 - incorporated the Duchy in a real union and the Ducal territory, including Oyten, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.

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