Sögel is a municipality in the Emsland district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Sögel is most known for the Clemenswerth Palace, a hunting lodge built 1737-1749 by Johann Conrad Schlaun for Elector Clemens August.

Sögel
Coat of arms of Sögel
Coat of arms
Location of Sögel within Emsland district
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Sögel is located in Germany
Sögel
Sögel
Sögel is located in Lower Saxony
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Sögel
Coordinates: 52°51′N 07°31′E / 52.850°N 7.517°E / 52.850; 7.517Coordinates: 52°51′N 07°31′E / 52.850°N 7.517°E / 52.850; 7.517
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictEmsland
Municipal assoc.Sögel
Government
 • MayorHeiner Wellenbrock (CDU)
Area
 • Total55.2 km2 (21.3 sq mi)
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,003
 • Density140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
49751
Dialling codes0 59 52
Vehicle registrationEL
Clemenswerth Palace

PersonalitiesEdit

Born in SögelEdit

 
Catharina Busch
  • Wilhelm Röpke (1873-1945), surgeon in Wuppertal, president of the German Society of Surgery
  • Bernhard Rakers (1905-1980), Nazi war criminal

Died in SögelEdit

World War IIEdit

Much of the centre of Sögel was deliberately destroyed by the Canadian Army after the town was captured in April 1945.

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