Wietmarschen

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Wietmarschen
Municipality
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Location of Wietmarschen within Grafschaft Bentheim district
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Coordinates: 52°32′N 07°08′E / 52.533°N 7.133°E / 52.533; 7.133
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGrafschaft Bentheim
Subdivisions6 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor (2021–26) Manfred Wellen (CDU)
Area
 • Total119.83 km2 (46.27 sq mi)
Elevation21 m (69 ft)
Population (2022-12-31)
 • Total12,742
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes49835
Dialling codes05908, 05925, 05946
Vehicle registrationNOH
Websitewww.wietmarschen.de

Wietmarschen (Northern Low Saxon: Wietmöschken) is a unitary municipality (Einheitsgemeinde) in the district of Grafschaft Bentheim in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is split into the villages of Wietmarschen, Füchtenfeld, Schwartenpohl, Lohnerbruch, Nordlohne and Lohne with Lohne being the biggest and having the town hall while Wietmarschen, which is the second biggest, having the name.

Geography

Wietmarschen lies roughly 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Lingen, and 13 kilometres (8 mi) northeast of Nordhorn. The community's highest elevation is the Rupingberg in Lohne at 50 metres (160 ft) above sea level. There are plans to construct a viewing tower on it.

Constituent communities

The municipality is divided into six Ortsteile named Wietmarschen, Füchtenfeld, Schwartenpohl, Lohnerbruch, Nordlohne and Lohne.

Religion

The community of Wietmarschen diverges sharply from the rest of the district with regard to religion in that it has a largely Catholic character. In February 2006, the community's religious affiliations broke down thus:

Politics

Municipal council

Wietmarschen's council is made up of 28 councillors.

(as of the municipal election on 15 September 2016)

The town hall is in Lohne.

Mayor

The full-time mayor Manfred Wellen was elected on 25 May 2014 with 64.25% of the vote. He was re-elected in 2021.

Coat of arms

The community's arms show a red field with a stylized lily in the upper half of the middle flanked by a golden bulrush on each side sprouting up from the bottom and tilting away from the lily, and each with a golden leaf.

Partnership

Wietmarschen is twinned with:

Culture and sightseeing

Museums

Buildings

Sport venues

Regular events

Yearly

Economy and infrastructure

Public transport

Established businesses

Education

Marien-Schule Wietmarschen (elementary school and Hauptschule)

Grundschule Lohne (elementary school)

Schulzentrum Lohne (Hauptschule and Realschule)

Famous persons

References

  1. ^ a b "Direktwahlen in Niedersachsen vom 12. September 2021" (PDF). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. 13 October 2021.
  2. ^ "LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2022" (in German). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen.
  3. ^ "24 jumelages franco-allemands dans l'Orne". Ouest-France.fr. 21 January 2013.