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|• Mayor||Helge Zychlinski (SPD)|
|• Total||173 km2 (67 sq mi)|
|Elevation||48 m (157 ft)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Dialling codes||05130, 05072, 05131|
Wedemark is a municipality in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Wedemark is a historical landscape description for the area and is situated approximately 20 km north of Hanover. It ranks third on average per capita income in Lower Saxony.
Wedemark's neighbors are the municipalities Burgwedel, Isernhagen, Langenhagen, Garbsen, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Lindwedel and Wietze (clockwise, beginning in the East).
Wedemark consists of 16 formerly independent villages, with a total of nearly 30,000 inhabitants all together.
Motorway A7 (Hamburg – Hanover) marks the East border of Wedemark (motorway exits in Berkhof and Mellendorf), whereas to the South the A352 (motorway exit Langenhagen-Kaltenweide) runs towards the north-western edge of Hanover.
There are three train stations in Wedemark, namely in Bennemühlen, Mellendorf and Bissendorf, with half-hourly services to Hanover during weekdays. In Mellendorf and Bennemühlen there are also connecting trains on local line to Hamburg, with the line running through the Lüneburg Heath, and the towns of Schwarmstedt, Hodenhagen, Walsrode, Bad Fallingbostel, Soltau and Schneverdingen along the line, taking a total of nearly three hours for 150 km.
Wedemark is twinned with: