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Soltau-Fallingbostel (German pronunciation: [ˈzɔltaʊ falɪŋˈbɔstəl]) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Harburg, Lüneburg, Uelzen, Celle, Hanover, Nienburg, Verden and Rotenburg.



Historically the region belonged to the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg and its successor states. The district was established in 1977 by merging the former districts of Soltau and Fallingbostel.


The district includes the western half of the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide). Since this landscape is so characteristic for the district, it calls itself "the Heath District". It is named for the two towns of Soltau and Bad Fallingbostel. The latter is the capital, although it has only 11,800 inhabitants and is only the fifth largest place in the district.

Coat of arms

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Towns and municipalities

Free municipalities

Unincorporated area

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Coordinates: 52°55′N 9°45′E / 52.92°N 9.75°E / 52.92; 9.75

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