Question: What is Lower Saxony called in German?

What is the German name for Lower Saxony?

Niedersachsen Lower Saxony, German Niedersachsen, Land (state) of Germany. The countrys second largest state in size, Lower Saxony occupies an important band of territory across the northwestern part of the country.

What is the German name for Saxony?

Sachsen SaxonySaxony Sachsen (German) Sakska (Upper Sorbian)CountryGermanyCapitalDresdenGovernment• BodyLandtag of the Free State of Saxony22 more rows

Why is Niedersachsen called Lower Saxony?

The name Lower Saxony is derived from the Saxons, a loose grouping of Germanic tribal peoples who, under the leadership of Duke Widukind, were involved in a series of legendary clashes with Charlemagne in the late eighth century.

What is Lower Saxony known for?

Lower Saxony is also a top-rung agricultural state. It is the leading producer of potatoes, chickens and turkeys. Meanwhile, the state capital, Hanover, is known for hosting trade fairs. Probably the best known is CeBIT, the worlds largest technology fair.

Why is it called Saxony?

When the Wittenberg line became extinct in 1422, the duchy and electorate of Saxony was bestowed on Frederick I the Warlike, margrave of Meissen and a member of the house of Wettin, and the name Saxony was then applied to all the Wettin possessions, including Osterland (the area around Leipzig) and large portions of ...

Are Normans and Vikings the same?

The Normans that invaded England in 1066 came from Normandy in Northern France. However, they were originally Vikings from Scandinavia. It was later shortened to Normandy. The Vikings intermarried with the French and by the year 1000, they were no longer Viking pagans, but French-speaking Christians.

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