Weener (German pronunciation: [ˈveːnɐ]) is a town in the district of Leer, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Netherlands, on the river Ems. The towns population is at 15,654 , making it the largest town of the region Rheiderland. It has a railway and autobahn connection to Groningen, Netherlands, Emden and Bremen.

Weener
Coat of arms of Weener
Coat of arms
Location of Weener within Leer district
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Weener is located in Germany
Weener
Weener
Weener is located in Lower Saxony
Weener
Weener
Coordinates: 53°10′09″N 07°21′23″E / 53.16917°N 7.35639°E / 53.16917; 7.35639Coordinates: 53°10′09″N 07°21′23″E / 53.16917°N 7.35639°E / 53.16917; 7.35639
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictLeer
Subdivisions9 districts
Government
 • MayorLudwig Sonnenberg (Ind.)
Area
 • Total81.24 km2 (31.37 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total15,842
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
26826
Dialling codes04951
Vehicle registrationLER
Websitewww.weener.de

The city was first mentioned in a monastery's records in 951.


TownEdit

Division of the townEdit

The town of Weener consists of 9 districts:

  • Weener
  • Kirchborgum
  • Diele
  • Vellage / Halte
  • Stapelmoor
  • Holthusen
  • Weenermoor / Möhlenwarf
  • St. Georgiwold
  • Beschotenweg

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

In the district of Leer:

In the district of Emsland:

PoliticsEdit

MayorEdit

Wilhelm Dreesmann has been the mayor of Weener since Nov. 1, 2006. till He won 51.9% of the votes. Ludwig Sonnenberg is since Nov. 1, 2014. mayor. He won 56,6 % of the votes and replaced his predecessor Wilhelm Dreesmann, who had no longer run for office.

Town CouncilEdit

The last election to the town council took place in 2006:

  • SPD = 53,0%, 17 seats
  • CDU = 19,6%, 6 seats
  • UWG = 19,0%, 6 seats
  • Grüne = 5,6%, 2 seats
  • FDP = 1,9%, 1 seat

Two members of the SPD group have split and form a single group in the council today.

International relationsEdit

DemographicsEdit

Statistics are as of December 31 of each year:

  • 1980 – 14.115
  • 1985 – 14.245
  • 1990 – 14.320
  • 1995 – 14.831
  • 2000 – 15.338
  • 2001 – 15.406
  • 2002 – 15.534
  • 2003 – 15.625
  • 2004 – 15.666
  • 2005 – 15.602

ReferencesEdit

ClimateEdit

Weener is in a temperate climate zone, influenced by the North Sea. During the summer the temperatures are lower compared to the rest of Germany, in winter the temperatures are higher than the other regions.

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