Fürstenau is a municipality in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Osnabrück, and 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Lingen.

Fürstenau
Church in Fürstenau
Church in Fürstenau
Coat of arms of Fürstenau
Coat of arms
Location of Fürstenau within Osnabrück district
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Fürstenau is located in Germany
Fürstenau
Fürstenau
Fürstenau is located in Lower Saxony
Fürstenau
Fürstenau
Coordinates: 52°31′N 07°40′E / 52.517°N 7.667°E / 52.517; 7.667Coordinates: 52°31′N 07°40′E / 52.517°N 7.667°E / 52.517; 7.667
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictOsnabrück
Municipal assoc.Fürstenau
Government
 • MayorHerbert Gans (CDU)
Area
 • Total78.62 km2 (30.36 sq mi)
Elevation
52 m (171 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,439
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
49584
Dialling codes05901
Vehicle registrationOS
Websitewww.fuerstenau.de

Fürstenau is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Fürstenau.

St. Georg Evangelical Lutheran Church stands in the city market square. Pastor Anke Kusche tells the story of how during World War II the army required all the available metal for war products. The church bells which had rung daily for hundreds of years were taken down as required. But during the night one of them was stolen and buried until after the war in a farmer's field.

In the city clerks office hangs a painting of the city in the late 18th century. It is how the city still looks in December 2006.

PersonalitiesEdit

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

  • Ida Raming (born 1932), Catholic theologian and author

Connected to the cityEdit

 
Hans Christoff von Königsmarck - 1651

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