Nordhorn

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Nordhorn
Panoramic view of Nordhorn
Panoramic view of Nordhorn
Flag of Nordhorn
Coat of arms of Nordhorn
Location of Nordhorn within Grafschaft Bentheim district
Nordhorn in NOH.svg
Nordhorn is located in Germany
Nordhorn
Nordhorn
Nordhorn is located in Lower Saxony
Nordhorn
Nordhorn
Coordinates: 52°25′55″N 7°04′04″E / 52.43194°N 7.06778°E / 52.43194; 7.06778Coordinates: 52°25′55″N 7°04′04″E / 52.43194°N 7.06778°E / 52.43194; 7.06778
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGrafschaft Bentheim
Government
 • Mayor (2019–24) Thomas Berling[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total149.64 km2 (57.78 sq mi)
Elevation
23 m (75 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total54,162
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
48527–48531
Dialling codes05921
Vehicle registrationNOH
Websitewww.nordhorn.de

Nordhorn is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the district seat of the County of Bentheim in Lower Saxony's southwesternmost corner near the border with the Netherlands and the boundary with North Rhine-Westphalia.

Geography[change | change source]

Place[change | change source]

The town is in southwesternmost Lower Saxony, near the border with the Netherlands and the boundary with North Rhine-Westphalia, on the river Vechte. The nearest major city is Hengelo in the Netherlands, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of Nordhorn. The nearest German cities are Münster, about 75 km (47 mi) to the southeast, and Osnabrück, about 85 km (53 mi) to the east.

The landscape in and around Nordhorn is marked by the Vechte, the Vechtesee (lake), through which the Vechte flows, and three canals: the Süd-Nord-Kanal, the Nordhorn-Almelo-Kanal and the Ems-Vechte-Kanal.

Extent of the municipal area[change | change source]

Through various combinations the town's area has grown to 14 959 ha, only slightly smaller than the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Neighbouring communities[change | change source]

North of Nordhorn is the town and joint community (Samtgemeinde) both called Neuenhaus, while the communities of Engden and Isterberg are in the south. The town's western limit is also part of Germany's border with the Netherlands.

Constituent communities[change | change source]

Nordhorn is subdivided into 17 quarters ("Stadtteile").

Twin towns – sister cities[change | change source]

Nordhorn is twinned with:[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Verzeichnis der direkt gewählten Bürgermeister/-innen und Landräte/Landrätinnen". Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. April 2021.
  2. "LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen.
  3. "Partnerstädte". nordhorn.de (in German). Nordhorn. Retrieved 3 March 2021.

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)
  • Heinrich Specht, Bürgerbücher der Stadt Nordhorn von 1396-1913, Nordhorn 1939
  • Heinrich Specht, Wappen und Siegel der Stadt Nordhorn, aus Nordhorner Nachrichten Nr. 213, 194 (1941): Ältere Nordhorner Wappenzeichen,
  • Alfred Dietrich, Nordhorn - Textilstadt im Grünen, Oldenburg 1966
  • Bernd-Andreas Knoop + Jörg-Uwe Seifert, Nordhorn - Gesichter einer Stadt, 1976
  • VHS Grafschaft Bentheim (publisher), Nordhorn nach 1945, Nordhorn, 1977
  • Heinrich Specht, Nordhorn - Geschichte einer Grenzstadt, Nordhorn 1941; 1979. publisher: Heimatverein der Grafschaft Bentheim.
  • Clemens v. Looz-Corswarem + Michael Schmitt (publisher), Nordhorn - Beiträge zur 600 jährigen Stadtgeschichte, 1979
  • Bernd-Andreas Knoop + Fritz Schöbel, Das war die Festwoche - 600 Jahre Stadt Nordhorn, 1979
  • VHS Grafschaft Bentheim (publisher), 35 Jahre Volkshochschule der Stadt Nordhorn, Bad Bentheim, 1983
  • Gerhard Plasger, Nordhorn in alten Ansichten, 1983
  • Gerhard Plasger, Nordhorn - Bilder der Vergangenheit, 1986
  • VHS Grafschaft Bentheim (publisher), Mühlen und Müller, Nordhorn, 1987
  • Wilfried P. Delissen et al., Nordhorn - Spuren und Notizen, Nordhorn 1988
  • Herbert Wagner: Militär in der Region, Dokumentation über den Artillerieschieß- und Bombenabwurfplatz Engdener Wüste / Nordhorn - Range, Bad Bentheim, 1989
  • neomdedia GmbH (publisher), Nordhorn - Grenzstadt ohne Grenzen, 1989
  • VHS Grafschaft Bentheim (publisher), Nordhorn im 3. Reich, Nordhorn, 1991
  • Bernd-Andreas Knoop, Das große Buch der Grafschaft, Lage 1994
  • VHS Grafschaft Bentheim (publisher), Nordhorn - eine Zeitreise, Nordhorn, 1998
  • Schwester M. Willibaldis, St. Augustinus Nordhorn, Nordhorn 2003
  • Herbert Wagner: Die Gestapo war nicht allein... Politische Sozialkontrolle und Staatsterror im deutsch - niederländischen Grenzgebiet 1929 - 1945, Münster 2004

Other websites[change | change source]