Where in Germany is Hannover?
Hanover is located in the state of Lower Saxony, has 29 assigned postcodes and is located 107 km far from Bremen as the crow flies. It is 131 km by air to Hamburg.
As a city, Hanover covers an area of 204.3 km2 (square kilometers). The responsible district is the Hanover region. Regierungsbezirk: Hannover Statistical Region.
It is about 292 kilometers from Hanover as the crow flies to the federal capital Berlin.
Hanover is located in the valley of the River Leine at the transition of the Lower Saxon Uplands to the North German Lowlands. In the southwest of the city, the foothills of the Weserbergland with fertile loess soils border the city area, in the north the sandy and moorish geest landscapes of the Burgdorf-Peiner and the Hanoverian Moor-Geest border the city area.
The natural and transport geographical location offered Hanover favorable conditions for the development from a medieval village to a large city. In the Middle Ages, an important north-south trade route passed through the Leine Valley. In the 19th century, the railway followed this course and due to the construction of the Mittelland Canal as an east-west connection in the 20th century, Hanover was at the crossroads of these important transport routes. The same applies to road traffic through the intersection of the A 2 and A 7 motorways near Hanover. Hanover is also connected to the inland waterway network via the Mittelland Canal.
The capital of the state of Lower Saxony is now one of the 15 largest cities in Germany with 532,163 inhabitants (at the end of 2015). The city belongs to the Hanover region, which is an amalgamation of the former district of Hanover and the city of Hanover. The Hanover region acts as a special kind of municipal association and is part of the Hanover-Braunschweig-Göttingen-Wolfsburg metropolitan Region.
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