Bohmte is a municipality in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Hunte, approx. 20 km northeast of Osnabrück. The foundation of today's Bohmte is a result of the regional reorganization of 1972, when the towns of Bohmte, Herringhausen-Stirpe-Oelingen and Hunteburg were consolidated.

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Location of Bohmte within Osnabrück district
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Bohmte is located in Germany
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Bohmte is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 52°22′N 8°19′E / 52.367°N 8.317°E / 52.367; 8.317Coordinates: 52°22′N 8°19′E / 52.367°N 8.317°E / 52.367; 8.317
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictOsnabrück
Subdivisions3 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorKlaus Goedejohann (CDU)
Area
 • Total110.75 km2 (42.76 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,689
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
49163
Dialling codes05471 (Bohmte) 05475 (Hunteburg)
Vehicle registrationOS
Websitewww.bohmte.de
Bohmte railway station
The Stirper Bruch grazing area

Bohmte introduced a new road system in September 2007, designed to reduce the dominance of the motor vehicle. It is hoped that the scheme, which is based on the shared space philosophy, will improve road safety in the town.[2]

PoliticsEdit

Parish councilEdit

Apportionment at the parish council as of 10 September 2006:

Town twinningsEdit

Education and cultureEdit

  • Erich Kästner-Schule (Primary education for all religions)
  • Christophorus-Schule (Primary education for the Roman Catholic)
  • Grundschule Herringhausen (Primary education in Herringhausen)
  • Oberschule Bohmte
  • Wilhelm-Busch-Schule (Primary education and Hauptschule)
  • Astrid-Lindgren-Schule (for the disabled)

Famous personsEdit

  • Karl Janisch (born 1870 in Berlin; died 1946 in Schwegermoor) Architect
  • Reinhold Tiling (born 13. Juni 1893 in Absberg/Franken; died 11. Oktober 1933 in Osnabruck) Engineer, pilot and pioneer in rockets
  • Rudolf Seiters (born 13. Oktober 1937 in Osnabrück) German politician (CDU)

Regular festivals and meetingsEdit

FestivalsEdit

  • "Spass auf der Straß" (Fun on the street) - last weekend in April
  • Marksmen's festival in the Bohmterheide - Whitsuntide
  • Marksmen's festival in Bohmte - first weekend in July
  • Marksmen's festival in Stirpe-Oelingen - second weekend in July
  • Marksmen's festival in Hunteburg - fourth weekend in July

MarketsEdit

  • "Tag der offenen Tür" (Open doors day) at Bohmte/Bad Essen aerodrome - May Day
  • Harvest festival in Herringhausen-Stirpe-Oelingen with harvest market - first weekend in September
  • Bohmter Markt (Bohmte market) - fourth weekend in September
  • North-German pony market in Hunteburg - second weekend in October

Christmas marketsEdit

  • Sankt Nikolaus market in Bohmte - second Sunday of Advent
  • Christmas market in Hunteburg - third Sunday of Advent

Famous buildingsEdit

  • Bohmte railway station
  • Church of St John the Baptist
  • Church of St Thomas

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2018.
  2. ^ Catherine Bosley (11 September 2007). "Town ditches traffic lights to cut accidents". Reuters. Retrieved 14 September 2007.