Lathen is a municipality in the Emsland district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the location of the Emsland Transrapid Test facility, a testing site for Transrapid maglev trains.

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Coat of arms of Lathen
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Location of Lathen within Emsland district
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Lathen is located in Germany
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Lathen is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 52°52′N 07°19′E / 52.867°N 7.317°E / 52.867; 7.317Coordinates: 52°52′N 07°19′E / 52.867°N 7.317°E / 52.867; 7.317
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictEmsland
Municipal assoc.Lathen
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorLuise Redenius-Heber (CDU)
Area
 • Total38.02 km2 (14.68 sq mi)
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,581
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
49762
Dialling codes0 59 33
Vehicle registrationEL

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