Uelzen (district)


Uelzen (district)

Infobox German district noregbez
name=Uelzen
state=Lower Saxony
capital=Uelzen
area=1454
population=97,400
population_as_of=2003
density=67
carsign=UE
url= [http://www.landkreis-uelzen.de landkreis-uelzen.de]

Uelzen (IPA2|ˈʏltsən) is a district ("Landkreis") in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Gifhorn, Celle, Soltau-Fallingbostel, Lüneburg and Lüchow-Dannenberg, and by the state of Saxony-Anhalt (district of Altmarkkreis Salzwedel).

History

From medieval times on the region was part of the duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg and its successor states.

Geography

The district comprises the eastern part of the Lüneburg Heath ("Lüneburger Heide"). The Ilmenau river has its source in the district. From here it runs northwards to the town of Lüneburg. The countryside is flat and sparsely populated.

Coat of arms

Towns and municipalities

External links

* [http://www.landkreis-uelzen.de/ Official website] de icon


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