|Mayor||Hans-Jürgen Krahn (CDU)|
|Area||28.58 km2 (11.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||20 m (66 ft)|
|Population||6,040 (31 December 2006)|
|- Density||211 /km2 (547 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Sottrum belonged to the Prince-Bishopric of Verden, established in 1180. In 1648 the Prince-Bishopric was transformed into the Principality of Verden, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712-1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the Principality in a real union and the Princely territory, including Sottrum, became part of the new Stade Region, established in 1823.