Esterwegen is a municipality in the Emsland district, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Coat of arms of Esterwegen
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Location of Esterwegen within Emsland district
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Esterwegen is located in Germany
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Esterwegen is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 52°59′31″N 7°38′1″E / 52.99194°N 7.63361°E / 52.99194; 7.63361Coordinates: 52°59′31″N 7°38′1″E / 52.99194°N 7.63361°E / 52.99194; 7.63361
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictEmsland
Municipal assoc.Nordhümmling
Government
 • MayorHermann Willenborg
Area
 • Total49.53 km2 (19.12 sq mi)
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,411
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
26897
Dialling codes0 59 55
Vehicle registrationEL
Websitewww.esterwegen.de

GeographyEdit

Esterwegen lies in northwest Germany, less than 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Dutch border and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the sea.

DemographicsEdit

In 2015 the population was 5,280.

GovernmentEdit

The mayor is Hermann Willenborg.

Concentration campEdit

In 1933 a concentration camp was established in Esterwegen.[2] In 1936 the camp was dissolved and used till 1945 as a prisoner camp, for political prisoners and later for prisoners of the decree Nacht und Nebel.

 
Inmates at Esterwegen.

Notable inmatesEdit

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