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.
|• Mayor||Ludwig Sonnenberg (Ind.)|
|• Total||81.24 km2 (31.37 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• Density||200/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The city was first mentioned in a monastery's records in 951.
Division of the townEdit
The town of Weener consists of 9 districts:
- Vellage / Halte
- Weenermoor / Möhlenwarf
- St. Georgiwold
In the district of Leer:
In the district of Emsland:
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.
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.
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
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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