Bad Bentheim

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Bad Bentheim
Bad Bentheim with its castle
Bad Bentheim with its castle
Flag of Bad Bentheim
Coat of arms of Bad Bentheim
Location of Bad Bentheim within Grafschaft Bentheim district
Bad Bentheim in NOH.svg
Bad Bentheim is located in Germany
Bad Bentheim
Bad Bentheim
Bad Bentheim is located in Lower Saxony
Bad Bentheim
Bad Bentheim
Coordinates: 52°18′11″N 07°09′35″E / 52.30306°N 7.15972°E / 52.30306; 7.15972Coordinates: 52°18′11″N 07°09′35″E / 52.30306°N 7.15972°E / 52.30306; 7.15972
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGrafschaft Bentheim
Government
 • Mayor (2021–26) Volker Pannen[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total100.16 km2 (38.67 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total15,770
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bentheimer
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
48455
Dialling codes05922; 05924 for Gildehaus
Vehicle registrationNOH
Websitehttp://www.stadt-badbentheim.de/index/
Tower (the Pulverturm) of Burg Bentheim

Bad Bentheim (German: [baːt ˈbɛnthaɪm] (audio speaker iconlisten); Dutch Low Saxon: Beantem) is a town in the southwestern part of Lower Saxony, Germany, in the County of Bentheim on the borders of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Netherlands about 15 km south of Nordhorn and 20 km northeast of Enschede.

Geography[change | change source]

Extent of the municipal area[change | change source]

The town limit is 49 km, with a north–south reach of 14 km and an east–west reach of 12 km. The area under Bad Bentheim's power, along with all its constituent communities, has a total area of 100.16 km2.

Neighbouring communities[change | change source]

Bad Bentheim, a town shaped by the Evangelical Church, belongs to Lower Saxony's district of Bentheim. It borders on two other towns in Lower Saxony, Schüttorf and Nordhorn as well as on the Catholic towns of Gronau and Ochtrup in North Rhine-Westphalia's Steinfurt and Borken districts respectively. Bad Bentheim is right on the Dutch border, its immediate neighbours on the other side being de Lutte and Losser, both Catholic places in the province of Overijssel (Twente region). Not far away is the Dutch cities of Almelo, Enschede and Hengelo, and on the German side Lingen, Rheine, Münster and Osnabrück.

Constituent communities[change | change source]

The town has the centres of Achterberg, Bardel, Gildehaus, Hagelshoek, Holt und Haar, Sieringhoek, Waldseite and Westenberg.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Direktwahlen in Niedersachsen vom 12. September 2021" (PDF). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. 13 October 2021.
  2. Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2020.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Weiss, Helmuth (2005). Grafschaft Bentheim: Bad Bentheim - Nordhorn - Schüttorf -Neuenhaus -Uelsen - Emlichheim - Wietmarschen. Bremen: Edition Temmen. ISBN 3-86108-941-6. (English-French-Dutch-German)
  • Hubert Titz (publisher): Bad Bentheim - Aspekte einer Stadtgeschichte. Schriftenreihe der Volkshochschule des Landkreises Grafschaft Bentheim Bd. 21/Schriftenreihe des Heimatvereins Grafschaft Bentheim Bd. 138, Bad Bentheim 1996.
  • Herbert Wagner: Die Gestapo war nicht allein… Politische Sozialkontrolle und Staatsterror im deutsch-niederländischen Grenzgebiet 1929-1945. (Gestapo und Grenzpolizeikommissariat Bentheim), LIT-Verlag, Münster 2004.

Other websites[change | change source]