Stade ( ) is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany and part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (Metropolregion Hamburg). It is the seat of the district named after it. The city was first mentioned in a document from 994.

It includes the urban districts of B├╝tzfleth, Hagen and Haddorf which have a district council ("Ortsrat") of their own with some autonomous decision making rights.

Stade is located on the lower Elbe river and the German Timber-Frame Road.

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