Damme is a town in the district of Vechta, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 25 km south of Vechta, and 36 km northeast of Osnabrück.

Damme
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Coat of arms of Damme
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Location of Damme within Vechta district
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Damme is located in Germany
Damme
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Damme is located in Lower Saxony
Damme
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Coordinates: 52°31′15″N 8°11′55″E / 52.52083°N 8.19861°E / 52.52083; 8.19861Coordinates: 52°31′15″N 8°11′55″E / 52.52083°N 8.19861°E / 52.52083; 8.19861
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictVechta
Subdivisions30 districts
Government
 • MayorGerd Muhle (CDU)
Area
 • Total104.45 km2 (40.33 sq mi)
Elevation
53 m (174 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total17,127
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
49401
Dialling codes0 54 91
Vehicle registrationVEC
Websitewww.damme.de
Carnival Damme 2008


Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • John Stallo (1823-1900), German-American-academic, jurist, philosopher and ambassador
  • Heinrich Enneking (1855-1947), German politician (center), a member of the Oldenburg Landtag
  • Franz Meyer (1882-1945), German politician (center), 1920-1933 member of the Oldenburg Landtag
  • Johannes Pohlschneider (1899-1981), 1954-1974 bishop of Aachen
  • Theodor Hillenhinrichs (1901-1990), German politician and Member of Landtag (CDU)
  • Anton Cromme (1901-1953), chemist and member of parliament (CDU)
  • Wolfgang Knabe (born 1959), triple jumper

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