Dissen am Teutoburger Wald is an old charactered town in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the Teutoburg Forest, approximately 20 km southeast of Osnabrück.

Dissen, Lower Saxony
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Coat of arms of Dissen, Lower Saxony
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Location of Dissen, Lower Saxony within Osnabrück district
NetherlandsHamburgNorth SeaBremenOsnabrück (district)Lower SaxonyVechta (district)Cloppenburg (district)Diepholz (district)Emsland (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaOsnabrückBad LaerGeorgsmarienhütteHilterGlandorfBad IburgDissenBad RothenfeldeHagenHasbergenMelleBissendorfBad EssenBohmteOstercappelnBelmWallenhorstRiesteBramscheAlfhausenGehrdeAnkumBersenbrückNeuenkirchenMerzenVoltlageFürstenauBippenEggermühlenKettenkampNortrupBadbergenBergeMenslageQuakenbrückDissen am Teutoburger Wald in OS.svg
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Dissen, Lower Saxony is located in Germany
Dissen, Lower Saxony
Dissen, Lower Saxony
Dissen, Lower Saxony is located in Lower Saxony
Dissen, Lower Saxony
Dissen, Lower Saxony
Coordinates: 52°07′N 08°12′E / 52.117°N 8.200°E / 52.117; 8.200Coordinates: 52°07′N 08°12′E / 52.117°N 8.200°E / 52.117; 8.200
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictOsnabrück
Government
 • MayorEugen Görlitz
 • Governing partiesCDU
Area
 • Total31.9 km2 (12.3 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,882
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
49201
Dialling codes05421
Vehicle registrationOS
Websitewww.dissen.de

GeographyEdit

Dissen is located on the southern slope of the Teutoburg Forest at the transition to East Westphalia. The highest point is the Hankenüll (307 meters) on the northeastern city limits. From east to west is the city area about eight kilometers, from north to south about ten kilometers. The land use is composed as follows: 43.8 percent agricultural use, 41.7 percent forest area, 9.8 percent building and courtyard areas and 4.7 percent traffic and other areas.

Dissen is bordered to the north by Hilter and Melle, to the west by Bad Rothenfelde, and to the south and east by the North Rhine-Westphalian towns of Versmold and Borgholzhausen in the Gütersloh district.

The city consists of the districts Dissen, Aschen, Erpen and Nolle.

HistoryEdit

Dissen was first mentioned in documents in 822, when Louis the Pious handed over the Meierhof in Dissen to the Bishop of Osnabrück. Since when the place exists is not known.

A public school with three classes was founded in 1857. In April 1832, a major fire destroyed 32 buildings, 200 people lost their roof over their heads.[2] On November 8, 1951 Dissen received the city rights. The name "Dissen am Teutoburger Wald" was officially ordered by the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior with effect from 1 January 1976. Since 1 March 2005 Dissen has a full-time mayor. Since May 26, 2019 Eugen Görlitz (CDU) is mayor.

Origin of the place name

Old names of the place are 1217, 1284, 1325 (de) Disne, 1223, 1282, 1402, 1412, 1442, 1456/58, 1463, 1556, (after 1605) (de) Dissen, 1225 (in) Dyssene, (approx 1240) Dissene, 1246 (de) Dissenen, 1271 (de) Dissine, 1279 (in) Dhissene, 1402 Dyssen, 1412 Dyssen, 16th c. Dyssen and 1565 Dissenn. Difficult, perhaps too low-German hazy in a form Disina "misty, hazy area", perhaps referring to the moorland at Dissener Bach. Or maybe as Desina> Dissen to North Germanic anord. of the "haystack, ëschober", norw. desja "small pile", which was also borrowed in English. Then about hill town. Hard to solve so far.[3]

IncorporationsEdit

On April 1, 1974, there was an area exchange between the city of Dissen and the neighboring community Bad Rothenfelde, in which Dissen gained a little more than 100 inhabitants, but also ceded nearly 600 inhabitants.[4]

Population development[5]Edit

Year Population
1961 6962
1970 7433
1987 8060
1990 8401
1995 9010
2000 9222
2005 9322
2010 9271
2011 9396
2014 9270
2015 9390
2017 9689
2018 9882

PoliticsEdit

City Council

The following table shows the municipal election results since 1996.

Council of the city of Dissen: election results and city councils
CDU SPD GRÜNE FDP UWG Total Poll
Legislative period % seats % seats % seats % seats % seats % seats %
1996–2001 37,9 9 46,2 11 2,8 1 5,6 1 7,5 1 100 23 64,5
2001–2006 45,3 12 42,6 11 2,4 0 3,6 0 6,1 2 100 25 58,6
2006–2011 45,9 10 40,1 9 4,1 1 4,8 1 5,1 1 100 22 48,7
2011–2016 40,9 9 39,4 9 7,2 1 3,0 1 9,5 2 100 22 50,1
2016–2021[6] 45,3 10 25,7 5 7,7 2 21,3 5 100 22 49,6
Percentages rounded.
Sources: Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen,[7] Landkreis Osnabrück.[8]

Mayors

  • Georg Majerski (2005-2011)
  • Hartmut Nümann (2011-2019)
  • Eugen Görlitz (2019-Incumbent)
     
    Town Hall of Dissen

Coat of armsEdit

Blazon: In green under a golden crown a golden wheel.

Twin towns and sister citiesEdit

Main sightsEdit

 
St. Mauritius







Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.dissen.de/lebenswert/wissenswertes/geschichte/
  3. ^ Jürgen Udolph (Recherche). "Der „Ortsnamenforscher"". Internetseite NDR 1 Niedersachsen. Archived from the original on 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference Gemeindeverzeichnis1970bis1982 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ "Stadt Dissen - Lebensmittelpunkt im Grünen: Statistisches". www.dissen.de. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  6. ^ "Stadt Dissen - Lebensmittelpunkt im Grünen: Bekanntmachung des Wahlergebnisses". Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  7. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen. Tabelle 5000311.
  8. ^ "Die Kommunalwahl Landkreis Osnabrück vom 11. September 2011 (enthält auch Ergebnisse 2006)" (PDF; 8 MB, S. 68 Spalte "Gemeindewahlen"). Landkreis Osnabrück. Retrieved 2016-03-06.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Dissen at Wikimedia Commons