Place:Hannover, Hannover, Preußen, Germany

Alt namesHanover
Region Hannoversource: Wikipedia
Located inHannover, Preußen, Germany
Also located inHannover, Niedersachsen, Germany    
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Hanover Region is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Heidekreis, Celle, Gifhorn, Peine, Hildesheim, Hamelin-Pyrmont, Schaumburg and Nienburg.

The Hanover Region district has a unique legal status among the districts of Lower Saxony. It includes the city of Hanover (the state capital) which has the same privileges as a city that is not part of a district. As a consequence, the district is much larger in population than any other district of the state. Its administrative body is the regional parliament, headed by the regional president, which since 2006 is Hauke Jagau (SPD). The members of the regional parliament are elected once every five years and the regional president is elected once every eight years in local elections.


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The city of Hanover was not part of the district until 2001, when the old Hanover District and the city then known officially as District-free City of Hanover were merged in order to form the new Hanover Region district, not to be confused with the former governmental district of Hanover.

During World War II, Hanover was the headquarters of Military District XI, which was responsible for Braunschweig, Anhalt, and part of Hanover. It was also the garrison town for the 71st Infantry Division of the German Army.

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