Gronau, Lower Saxony
Gronau is a town and a municipality in the district of Hildesheim, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Leine, approx. 15 km southwest of Hildesheim, and 35 km south of Hanover. Since 1 November 2016, the former municipalities Banteln, Betheln, Brüggen, Despetal and Rheden are part of the municipality Gronau.
|• Mayor||Karl Heinz Gieseler SPD|
|• Total||88.13 km2 (34.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||79 m (259 ft)|
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Honiton (UK) is twinned with Gronau.
- Armin Kaufmann (1922-1985), born in Banteln, lawyer and university lecturer
- Jürgen Mlynek (born 1951), physicist