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Kugelbake, symbol of Cuxhaven
Kugelbake, symbol of Cuxhaven
Coat of arms of Cuxhaven
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cuxhaven
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
Location of the town of Cuxhaven within Cuxhaven district

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.

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