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Coat of arms of Cuxhaven
Cuxhaven is located in Germany
Coordinates 53°52′00″N 08°42′00″E / 53.8666667°N 8.7°E / 53.8666667; 8.7
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
Mayor Arno Stabbert
Basic statistics
Area 161.91 km2 (62.51 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m  (7 ft)
Population 52,095  (31 December 2005)
 - Density 322 /km2 (833 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate CUX
Postal codes 27472, 27474, 27476, 27478
Area codes 04721-04724

Cuxhaven is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. About 55,000 people live there. It is on the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of the Elbe River. Cuxhaven is the capital of the Cuxhaven district. It is a popular vacation spot on the North Sea.

In 1896, when the town was an exclave of Hamburg, the railway line from Bremerhaven Hauptbahnhof was built.