Ankum is a municipality in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. From the Parish Ankum many people had emigrated to the Netherlands until 1800 and later to the USA.

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Coat of arms of Ankum
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Location of Ankum within Osnabrück district
NetherlandsHamburgNorth SeaBremenOsnabrück (district)Lower SaxonyVechta (district)Cloppenburg (district)Diepholz (district)Emsland (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaOsnabrückBad LaerGeorgsmarienhütteHilterGlandorfBad IburgDissenBad RothenfeldeHagenHasbergenMelleBissendorfBad EssenBohmteOstercappelnBelmWallenhorstRiesteBramscheAlfhausenGehrdeAnkumBersenbrückNeuenkirchenMerzenVoltlageFürstenauBippenEggermühlenKettenkampNortrupBadbergenBergeMenslageQuakenbrückAnkum in OS.svg
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Ankum is located in Germany
Ankum
Ankum
Ankum is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 52°32′36″N 07°52′15″E / 52.54333°N 7.87083°E / 52.54333; 7.87083Coordinates: 52°32′36″N 07°52′15″E / 52.54333°N 7.87083°E / 52.54333; 7.87083
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictOsnabrück
Municipal assoc.Bersenbrück
Government
 • MayorFerdinand Borgmann (CDU)
Area
 • Total66.32 km2 (25.61 sq mi)
Elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,562
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
49577
Dialling codes05462
Vehicle registrationOS
Websitewww.ankum.de

The parish Ankum include the municipals Ankum village (=Dorf), Ahausen-Sitter, Aslage, Basum-Sussum since June 1972 municipal Eggermühlen; Besten with Krevinghausen and Striekel since 1972 municipal Eggermühlen, Brickwedde with Stockum and Westrup since 1972, Bokel since 1972 municipal Bersenbrück, Bockraden and Doethen since 1972 municipal Eggermühlen, Kettenkamp, Nortrup-Loxten, Rüssel, Talge since 1972 municipal Bersenbrück, Tütingen, Westerholte.

Today the unless otherwise stated municipals constitute the village Ankum.

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