Spenge is a town in the district of Herford, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Spenge
Coat of arms of Spenge
Coat of arms
Location of Spenge within Herford district
Lippe (district)Lower SaxonyGütersloh (district)Minden-LübbeckeMinden-LübbeckeBielefeldNorth Rhine-WestphaliaEngerLöhneBündeKirchlengernHerfordSpengeHiddenhausenRödinghausenVlothoSpenge in HF.svg
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Spenge is located in Germany
Spenge
Spenge
Spenge is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Spenge
Spenge
Coordinates: 52°07′59″N 08°28′59″E / 52.13306°N 8.48306°E / 52.13306; 8.48306Coordinates: 52°07′59″N 08°28′59″E / 52.13306°N 8.48306°E / 52.13306; 8.48306
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictHerford
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorBernd Dumcke (SPD)
Area
 • Total40.244 km2 (15.538 sq mi)
Elevation
129 m (423 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total14,487
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
32139
Dialling codes05225
05223 (northeast),
05428 (far west),
05206 (south, esp. Nagelsholz)
Vehicle registrationHF
Websitewww.spenge.de

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GeographyEdit

Spenge is situated north of Bielefeld and west of Herford. It borders Lower Saxony in the west.

SubdivisionsEdit

Spenge consists of 5 subdivisions (population as of December 31, 2001):

  • Bardüttingdorf (1,480 inhabitants)
  • Hücker-Aschen (1,465 inhabitants)
  • Lenzinghausen (2,793 inhabitants)
  • Spenge (8,696 inhabitants)
  • Wallenbrück (1,976 inhabitants)

Towns and local subdistrictsEdit

  • Affhüpperhöfe
  • Bardüttingdorf
  • Baringdorf
  • Blomeier Hof
  • Bockhorst
  • Bruning
  • Detert-Kriese
  • Diemke
  • Düttingdorf
  • Ellersiek
  • Gehlenbrink
  • Grafahrend
  • Hannighorst
  • Harrenheide
  • Heistersiek
  • Helligen
  • Helliger Heide
  • Hücker
  • Hücker Dorf
  • Hücker Kreuz
  • Hücker-Aschen
  • Hülsmann Hof
  • Kisker
  • Klein Aschen
  • Klockenbrink
  • Lenzinghausen
  • Mantershagen
  • Mark
  • Martmühle
  • Mühlenburg
  • Nagelsholz
  • Neuenfeld
  • Nordspenge
  • Placken
  • Riepe
  • Söttringhausen
  • Spenger Heide
  • Südholz
  • Südspenge
  • Vahrenhölzerhöfe
  • Wallenbrück
  • Werburg
  • Westerhausen
  • Wichlinghauserhöfe
  • Wullbrede


Mayors of the town SprengeEdit

  • 1969–1984: Karl Obermann (UWG)
  • 1984–1995: Karl-Heinz Wiegelmann (SPD)
  • 1995–2009: Christian Manz (born 1954), (CDU)
  • 2009–today: Bernd Dumcke (SPD)

Notable placesEdit

  • Lutheran Church of Sankt Martin built in the 13th Century, within the Altar of St. Martin, created around 1470.
  • Marienkirche in Wallenbrück built 1096, to the west of Spenge
  • Mühlenburg Castle built in 1468.

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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