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  Lower Saxony international
Meet Lower Saxony's Prime Minister and his ministerial team who head up the state government.
Lower Saxony's big locational advantages are its centrality within the European core market - especially since the eastward expansion of the EU - and its outstanding infrastructure.
Lower Saxony is marked by a rich and varied cultural landscape.
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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) Region of n Germany, formed in 1946 by the merging of the provinces of Hanover, Brunswick, Oldenberg, and Schaumberg–Lippe; the capital is Hanover.
It is bordered on the east by Brandenburg, on the west by Lower Saxony, and in the south by Thuringia and Saxony.
It is bordered on the south by Bavaria, on the east by Saxony, on the north by Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony, and on the west by Hesse.
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 Lower Saxony - Information from Reference.com
With an area of 47,624 km² and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German: Niedersachsen [ˈniːdɐzaksn̩]) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the sixteen Länder (states) of Germany.
Lower Saxony borders on (from north and clockwise) the North Sea, the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Originally the region was simply called Saxony, but as the center of gravity of the Duchy of Saxony gradually moved up the Elbe, towards the present-day states of Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony, the region was given the name of Lower Saxony, which it bore as an Imperial Circle Estate from the late 15th century on.
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 Lower Saxony (Germany)
Lower Saxony was founded as Land Niedersachsen on 1st November 1946 as a merger of the former Länder Braunschweig [Brunswick], Oldenburg, Schaumburg-Lippe and Hannover [Hanover].
The fl-red-gold national flag with the Lower Saxon arms (a white saxon horse on a red field) with a narrow fl border, overlapping the fl and gold stripes and slightly offset towards hoist.
The exact pattern on some of the Lower Saxony flags is described in the laws and regulations.
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 Lower Saxony - Encyclopedia.com
The state is mountainous in the south (notably the Harz and Weser mts.); heaths and moors form the central belt.
Lower Saxony is drained by the Weser, Ems, Aller, Leine, and Elbe rivers.
The region of Lower Saxony has had no historic unity since 1180, when Emperor Frederick I broke up the duchy of Henry the Lion of Saxony, of which it was a part.
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 Lower Saxony travel guide
Lower Saxony ("Niedersachsen" in German) is the second largest federal state (Bundesland) of Germany.
Situated in the north-west of the country, it measures 350 km from Schnackenburg on the River Elbe to the Dutch border in the west, and 300km from Cuxhaven on the North Sea coast to Hannoversch Münden at the southern extremity of the state.
Lower Saxony has the most extensive mixed woodlands in the country, eight large cities and countless moors.
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The northwestern portion of Lower Saxony is a part of Frisia; it is called Ostfriesland (East Frisia) and lies on the coast of the North Sea.
In the southwest of Lower Saxony is the Emsland, a sparsely populated area, once full of inaccessible swamps.
With an area of 47,618 km² and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the country's sixteen Bundesländer (federal states).
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  Lower Saxony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lower Saxony borders on (from north and clockwise) the North Sea, the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The northwestern portion of Lower Saxony is a part of Frisia; it is called Ostfriesland (East Frisia) and lies on the coast of the North Sea.
In the southwest of Lower Saxony is the Emsland, a sparsely populated area, once full of inaccessible swamps.
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 Saxony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska) is at a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4.3 million the tenth-largest in area and sixth-largest in population among Germany's sixteen Federal States.
Saxony borders, from the east and clockwise, on Poland, the Czech Republic and the German states of Bavaria, Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg.
In 1137 Saxony was passed to the Welfen dynasty, who were descendants (1) of Wulfhild Billung, eldest daughter of the last Billung duke, and (2) of the daughter of Lothar of Supplinburg.
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 Lower Saxony (Germany)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lower Saxony was founded as Land Niedersachsen on 1st November 1946 as a merger of the former Länder Braunschweig [Brunswick], Oldenburg, Schaumburg-Lippe and Hannover [Hanover].
The fl-red-gold national flag with the Lower Saxon arms (a white saxon horse on a red field) with a narrow fl border, overlapping the fl and gold stripes and slightly offset towards hoist.
The exact pattern on some of the Lower Saxony flags is described in the laws and regulations.
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 Saxony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
From the mid-13th century, the duke of Saxony was recognized as an imperial elector (a prince with the right to participate in choosing the Holy Roman Emperor); a dispute over this right between the two branches was settled in favour of the Wittenberg branch in 1356.
Saxony's monarchy was abolished after Germany's defeat in World War I (1918), and Saxony adopted a republican constitution as a free state under the Weimar Republic (1919–33).
Saxony Land was re-created in 1990 in the process of the unification of East with West Germany.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/Saxony/Saxony.html   (683 words)

  
 Lower Saxony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lower Saxony stretches from The Netherlands border in the west to the border of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Saxony-Anhalt Länder in the east.
The neck of land occupied by Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, and, farther north, Denmark borders it on the north, while to the south are the Länder of North Rhine-Westphalia (containing the industrial zone of the Ruhr), Hessen, and Thuringia.
Lower Saxony was established on Nov. 1, 1946, by the British military government, which merged the former Prussian province of Hanover with the states of Braunschweig, Oldenburg, and Schaumburg-Lippe.
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 Transportation. (from Lower Saxony) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Lower Saxony is well provided with transport facilities, and Hannover is the most important road and rail junction in northwestern Germany.
Lower Saxony stretches from The Netherlands border in the west to the border of Mecklenburg–West Pomerania and Saxony-Anhalt Länder in the east.
Saxony Land was re-created in the process of the reunification of East with West Germany in 1990 from the former East German Bezirke (districts) of Dresden, Chemnitz (formerly Karl-Marx-Stadt), and most of Leipzig, along with a small part of Cottbus Bezirk.
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 AllRefer.com - Lower Saxony, Germany (German Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The state is mountainous in the south (notably the Harz and Weser mts.); heaths and moors form the central belt.
Lower Saxony is drained by the Weser, Ems, Aller, Leine, and Elbe rivers.
The region of Lower Saxony has had no historic unity since 1180, when Emperor Frederick I broke up the duchy of Henry the Lion of Saxony, of which it was a part.
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 The Politics of Lower Saxony in Berlin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lower Saxony’s state politics is not decided in Hanover alone: its interests vis-à-vis the Federal Government require representation in Berlin.
Lower Saxony maintains a presence in Germany’s capitals, with congresses, podium discussions, exhibitions, readings, concerts and lectures being held.
Through Lower Saxony’s representation at national-government level, it exerts its influence on the legislation and administration of the Federal Government and on projects carried out by the European Union.
www.stk.niedersachsen.de /master/C2352799_N2344700_L40_D0_I484.html   (305 words)

  
 THE BUNDESRAT - Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony had the largest share of the former German-German border, some 550 kilometres.
Even just by dint of its geographical position, Lower Saxony, the second largest German state (47,348 square kilometres and a population of 8.00 million), will have an important role to play in the future in relations between the European Union and the countries of Eastern Europe.
As a state with relatively little urban sprawl, Lower Saxony offers charming contrasts between the Elbe and Ems rivers, the Harz Mountains and the North Sea coast.
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 Lower Saxony 1946-1951 (Germany)
As a first unofficial flag of Lower Saxony one can consider the red flag with the white horse used by the first Prime Minister (Ministerpräsident) Kopf at his office.
There is no evidence that this was used in other situations; it was probably disbanded with the introduction of the present flag in 1951.
This was a red-white bicolor with the coat-of-arms of Lower Saxony (gules, a horse rearing argent).
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 State Election, Lower Saxony, March 21, 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This sweeping support attests to Lower Saxons' identification with their state prime minister, as does his 71 percent approval rating in a pre-election poll.
The FDP faces a similar situation in Lower Saxony to that elsewhere in the nation.
The results of the state elections in Lower Saxony demonstrate the impact of the attention given to the SPD candidates for chancellor.
www.aicgs.org /wahlen/niedersachsen98.shtml   (764 words)

  
 Lower Saxony: Vacation homes, Holiday villas, Hotels, Accommodations, Youth hostels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lower Saxony: Vacation homes, Holiday villas, Hotels, Accommodations, Youth hostels
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 Destination Germany - Federal States - Lower Saxony - Nature
Lower Saxony is a region full of contrasting scenery, from the coastal mudflats to the Harz mountains.
The Lower Saxony National Park, which by itself covers an area of 278,000 hectares, offers protection to the Wattenmeer, the coastal area of mudflats between the Ems and Elbe rivers, as well as to the offshore East Frisian islands.
The Harz mountain scenery is a remarkable mix of deeply indented valleys, hills covered with large expanses of deciduous and coniferous forests, sheer cliffs, gently sloping hills, colourful mountain meadows and crystal-clear lakes.
www.germany-tourism.de /ENG/destination_germany/master_tlbundesland-id18-fbundesland_natur.htm   (387 words)

  
 President Jiang Zemin Met with Minister-President of Germany's Lower Saxony State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On the night of April 12, 2002, President Jiang Zemin met with Minister-President Sigmar Gabriel of Lower Saxony state in Goslar, Lower Saxony.
Jiang said that he is very glad to visit Lower Saxony, which is the last leg of his trip to Germany.
Lower Saxony has a big comparative advantage in energy, environmental protection, food processing, and fair organization, and has conducted productive cooperation with China.
www.fmprc.gov.cn /eng/topics/3740/3741/t19151.htm   (574 words)

  
 State Election, Lower Saxony, March 13, 1994   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Less obvious, but perhaps more far-reaching, is that the election seems to have put an end to three trends of recent elections: voters' growing alienation from the major parties, declining voter participation, and increasing support for fringe, issue-driven "protest parties".
The election in Lower Saxony was not bereft of fringe-party voters, though the protest vote was considerably smaller than in other elections over the past two years.
In this context, asylum and immigration issues, the rallying points for the extreme-right bloc, seem to have lost their significance in Lower Saxony.
www.aicgs.org /wahlen/niedersachsen94.shtml   (665 words)

  
 Nds. Staatskanzlei   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The State Chancellery is the "Ministry" of the Minister President of Lower Saxony.
He appoints the Land ministers and represents the Land of Lower Saxony in external affairs.
The main task of that representation at the EU in Brussels is to monitor and influence the formation of political opinion in the EU and to guide companies and associations headquartered in Lower Saxony through the paragraph and regulation jungle which governs the EU.
www.stk.niedersachsen.de /master/0,,C573855_L40_D0_I484,00.html   (376 words)

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