Dötlingen is a municipality in the district of Oldenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 6 km northwest of Wildeshausen, and 25 km southeast of Oldenburg at the Hunte river. It's one of Germanys richest villages. The Nazis gave Dötlingen the title "Musterdorf von Deutschland", which means "Best village in Germany". In Dötlingen are many stone graves, and some plants and animals only exist there. Dötlingen was two times "Schönstes Dorf Deutschlands", the most beautiful village of Germany. Even if it is a beautiful place, Dötlingen is not known very much and has even in German language a very strange name. The oak tree in the middle of Dötlingen, next to the old church made of cobble stone, is over 1000 years old. The oak tree was struck by lightning and burst, but it survived.

Dötlingen
Church
Church
Coat of arms of Dötlingen
Coat of arms
Location of Dötlingen within Oldenburg district
Oldenburg (district)Lower SaxonyVechta (district)Diepholz (district)DelmenhorstBremenCloppenburg (district)AmmerlandOldenburgWesermarschColnradeWinkelstettWildeshausenGroßenknetenPrinzhöfteBeckelnDötlingenWardenburgHattenHarpstedtHudeGanderkeseeDünsenKirchseelteGroß IppenerDötlingen in OL.svg
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Dötlingen is located in Germany
Dötlingen
Dötlingen
Dötlingen is located in Lower Saxony
Dötlingen
Dötlingen
Coordinates: 52°56′10″N 8°22′50″E / 52.93611°N 8.38056°E / 52.93611; 8.38056Coordinates: 52°56′10″N 8°22′50″E / 52.93611°N 8.38056°E / 52.93611; 8.38056
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictOldenburg
Government
 • MayorHeino Pauka (Ind.)
Area
 • Total101.84 km2 (39.32 sq mi)
Elevation
22 m (72 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,259
 • Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
27801
Dialling codes04433, 04432
Vehicle registrationOL
Websitewww.doetlingen.de

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

  Leens (De Marne)

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