Lingen, Germany

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Lingen is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. In 2008, its population was 52,353, and in addition there were about 5,000 people who registered the city as their secondary residence. Lingen, specifically "Lingen (Ems)"[2] is located on the river Ems in the southern part of the Emsland district, which borders North Rhine-Westphalia in the south and the Netherlands in the west. Lingen was first mentioned in the Middle Ages (975 AD).

Old town
Old town
Coat of arms of Lingen
Coat of arms
Location of Lingen within Emsland district
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Lingen is located in Germany
Lingen is located in Lower Saxony
Coordinates: 52°31′23.016″N 7°19′23.8044″E / 52.52306000°N 7.323279000°E / 52.52306000; 7.323279000Coordinates: 52°31′23.016″N 7°19′23.8044″E / 52.52306000°N 7.323279000°E / 52.52306000; 7.323279000
StateLower Saxony
 • MayorDieter Krone
 • Total176.15 km2 (68.01 sq mi)
24 m (79 ft)
 • Total54,422
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Vehicle registrationEL
Lingen 1647

Lingen is known for its offshore- and nuclear industry (Emsland Nuclear Power Plant), but also for its beautiful nature alongside the river Ems. The University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck has set up a branch campus, located in the centre of Lingen, with the three Institutes for Management and Engineering, Communications Management and Teaching of Theatre. In 2000 the institutes in Lingen merged into the Faculty of Society and Technology. In 2010 there are expected to be about 2000 students attending.

On 25 July 2019, Lingen set the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded within Germany with a daytime high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit) during a heat wave affecting much of Europe.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Lingen is twinned with:[3]


Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-12-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link),
  3. ^ "Die Partnerstädte der Stadt Lingen (Ems)". (in German). Lingen (Ems). Retrieved 2019-11-27.

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