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Osterode am Harz

For the town in East Prussia formerly called Osterode, see Ostróda.Osterode am Harz often simply called Osterode, is a town in south-eastern Niedersachsen on the south-western edge of the Harz mountains. It is the seat of government of the district of Göttingen. Osterode is located on the German Timber-Frame Road.GeographyWaterThe Söse river flows through the town from the Sösetalsperre reservoir lake about 5 km upstream. The dam was built in 1931 and has a capacity of 25.5 million m³. The Harzwasserwerke water company pipes drinking water as far away as Bremen.DistrictsThe following districts are part of the borough of Osterode am Harz, with populations in brackets : Dorste Düna Förste Freiheit Kazenstein Lasfelde Lerbach Marke Nienstedt am Harz Osterode am Harz Petershütte Riefensbeek-Kamschlacken Schwiegershausen Ührde PoliticalLocal councilThe Gemeinderat or council of Osterode has 34 members: SPD: 16 CDU: 12Grüne: 3FDP: 3
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