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Papenburg

Papenburg
Coat of arms of Papenburg
Coat of arms
Papenburg   is located in Germany
Papenburg
Coordinates:
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Emsland
Government
 • Mayor Jan Peter Bechtluft (CDU)
Area
 • Total 118.36 km2 (45.70 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 35,614
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 26871
Dialling codes 04961, 04962, 04965
Vehicle registration EL
Website www.papenburg.de

Papenburg is a city in the district of Emsland in Lower Saxony, Germany, situated at the river Ems. It is known for its large shipyard, the Meyer-Werft, which specializes in building cruise liners.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Districts 1.1
  • History 2
  • Gallery 3
    • Population statistics 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Geography

Districts

Papenburg is subdivided into 6 urban districts, Papenburg-Untenende, Papenburg-Obenende, Herbrum, Tunxdorf-Nenndorf, Aschendorf and Bokel.

History

In the "Chronicle of the Frisians", written in the 16th century by the East-Frisian council Eggerik Benninga, the Papenburg (at that time a manor) is mentioned for the first time. In 1458, Hayo von Haren, called "von der Papenburch", confessed to be leaned with the Papenburg. The contract that was made because of this is the earliest verifiably documented mention of Papenburg.

On 2 December 1630, the district administrator Dietrich von Velen purchased the manor for 1500 Reichsthaler from Friedrich von Schwarzenberg in order to found a settlement in the fen-surrounded region.

On 4 April 1631, Bishop Ferdinand von Münster leased the then castle and manor Papenburg to Dietrich von Velen. This is considered to be the foundation of the city of Papenburg.

Matthias von Velen and his wife Margartha Anna, born von Galen, endowed the oldest church in Papenburg on 7 December 1680, dedicated to Anthony the Great, making him its patron saint.

Gallery

Population statistics

(always according to 31 December)

  • 1998 - 33,671
  • 1999 - 33,731
  • 2000 - 34,096
  • 2001 - 34,266
  • 2002 - 34,403
  • 2003 - 34,245
  • 2004 - 34,440
  • 2005 - 34.905
  • 2006 - 34.797
  • 2007 - 35.431
  • 2012 - 37.532

References

  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2013 (Tabelle K1020014)

External links

  • Official website of Papenburg (in German)
  • Short introduction to Papenburg (in English)
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