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.

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Coat of arms of Gronau
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Location of Gronau within Hildesheim district
Hildesheim (district)Lower SaxonyHolzminden (district)Northeim (district)Goslar (district)Wolfenbüttel (district)SalzgitterHamelin-PyrmontHanover (district)Peine (district)LandwehrWinzenburgEverodeFredenLamspringeCoppengraveHarbarnsenSehlemSehlemNeuhofWoltershausenAdenstedtBockenemAlfeldDuingenSarstedtAlgermissenHarsumGiesenNordstemmenHildesheimElzeBethelnGronauGronauEimeDiekholzenDespetalDiekholzenSchellertenSchellertenSöhldeBad SalzdetfurthHolleWeenzenMarienhagenHoyershausenBantelnRhedenBrüggenEberholzenSibbesseWestfeldAlmstedtGronau (Leine) in HI.svg
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Gronau is located in Germany
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Gronau is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 52°04′N 9°47′E / 52.067°N 9.783°E / 52.067; 9.783Coordinates: 52°04′N 9°47′E / 52.067°N 9.783°E / 52.067; 9.783
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHildesheim
Municipal assoc.Leinebergland
Government
 • MayorKarl Heinz Gieseler SPD
Area
 • Total88.13 km2 (34.03 sq mi)
Elevation
79 m (259 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,858
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
31028
Vehicle registrationHI
Websitewww.gronau-leine.de

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

Honiton (UK) is twinned with Gronau.

Gronau Marketplace

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Armin Kaufmann (1922-1985), born in Banteln, lawyer and university lecturer
  • Jürgen Mlynek (born 1951), physicist

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Gronau at Wikimedia Commons