Meine is a municipality in the district of Gifhorn, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is a village and member municipality of the Samtgemeinde Papenteich. The Municipality Meine includes the villages of Abbesbüttel, Bechtsbüttel, Grassel, Gravenhorst, Meine, Meinholz, Martinsbüttel, Ohnhorst, Wedelheine, Wedesbüttel.

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Coat of arms of Meine
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Location of Meine within Gifhorn district
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Meine is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 52°23′N 10°32′E / 52.383°N 10.533°E / 52.383; 10.533Coordinates: 52°23′N 10°32′E / 52.383°N 10.533°E / 52.383; 10.533
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGifhorn
Municipal assoc.Papenteich
Subdivisions8 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorDominick Fernandez (SPD)
Area
 • Total38.73 km2 (14.95 sq mi)
Elevation
79 m (259 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,706
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
38525 - 38527
Dialling codes05304
Vehicle registrationGF
Websitewww.gemeinde-meine.de
Map of the Papenteich

GeographyEdit

NeighbourhoodEdit

* distance from downtown

City of Gifhorn (13 km)
Municipality Rötgesbüttel (6 km) Village Ohnhorst (3 km)
Village Rethen (4 km)   Village Wedelheine (3 km) City of Wolfsburg (18 km)
Municipality Vordorf (1 km) Village Abbesbüttel (3 km) Village Grassel (6 km)
City of Peine (30 km) City of Braunschweig (17 km)

Geographical positionEdit

Meine is situated north of Braunschweig, between the Harz and the Lüneburg Heath. The Mittellandkanal is crossing the community area. Administratively it belongs to the district of Gifhorn. Meine is situated at the German highway 4 and around 7 km to the north of the interchange Brunswick North (A2 /A391). Other bigger towns nearby are: Wolfsburg, Salzgitter, Wolfenbüttel, Gifhorn, Peine and Celle.

HistoryEdit

The first documentary mentioning of Meine was in the year 1007. In former times the village was known as Meynum. It is expected that Meine is much older and it may have been erected during the Saxon Wars by troops of Charles the Great. From 11th century on, Meine was a frontier town between the Bishopric of Hildesheim and the Bishopric of Halberstadt. The latest significant upturn started with the construction of a Sugar beet factory in 1883. On 18 August 2011 a new grammar school called Philipp Melanchthon Gymnasium was opened in Meine. The headmaster is Stephan Oelker.[2]

CultureEdit

 
Lutheran St. Stephani church in Meine

ReligionEdit

Meine is by the majority Protestant. It forms an evangelic Parish together with the villages Meine, Abbesbüttel, Wedelheine, Wedesbüttel, Grassel, Gravenhorst, Ohnhorst, Meinholz, Martinsbüttel as well as the village of Vordorf. The catholic church is the Saint Andrew church, built in 1971.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal CouncilEdit

The council of the Municipality Meine consists of 23 councilmen and women:

(Status: community election 11. September 2011 with a voter participation of 57,98%)

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