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Stade 2006, Hansehafen.jpg
Coat of arms of Stade
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CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictStade
Government
 • MayorSilvia Nieber (SPD)
Area
 • Total110.03 km2 (42.48 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total56,820
 • Density516.40/km2 (1,337.48/sq mi)
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Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
21680, 21682–21684
Vehicle registrationSTD
Websitewww.stade.de

Stade is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the seat of the district which is named the same as the city . The city was founded in 994 when it was called "Stethu".[1] A city on the banks of the Lower Elbe it became an important market town, and a port. It was given a town charter in 1209.[1] From 1645 to 1712, the Stade was controlled by Sweden, who made it an important military town.[1] On May 26, 1659, the "Great Fire" destroyed more than half the city.[1]

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