Leer (district)

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Flag of Leer
Coat of arms of Leer
StateLower Saxony
 • Total1,086 km2 (419 sq mi)
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total171,483
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationLER

Leer is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany.

The District is located in the southern part of East Frisia. The Ems River runs through the District, coming out of the Emsland in the south and flowing into the Dollart, a bay of the North Sea. The island of Borkum, belonging to the East Frisian Islands, is also a part of the District. Some of the area of the District is in the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park.

Cities and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Leer
Cities Samtgemeinden
  1. Borkum
  2. Leer
  3. Weener

Free municipalities

  1. Bunde
  2. Jemgum
  3. Moormerland
  4. Ostrhauderfehn
  5. Rhauderfehn
  6. Uplengen
  7. Westoverledingen
  1. Brinkum
  2. Firrel
  3. Hesel1
  4. Holtland
  5. Neukamperfehn
  6. Schwerinsdorf
  1. Detern
  2. Filsum1
  3. Nortmoor
1seat of the Samtgemeinde

Unincorporated Area
The uninhabited island Lütje Hörn is also part of Leer district, but not part of any municipality (unincorporated area).

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Coordinates: 53°15′N 7°30′E / 53.25°N 7.5°E / 53.25; 7.5