Saterland

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Saterland
Seelterlound
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Flag of Saterland
Coat of arms of Saterland
Location of Saterland within Cloppenburg district
Cloppenburg (district)Lower SaxonyGarrelBöselFriesoytheBarßelSaterlandLöningenEssenCappelnLastrupLindernCloppenburgMolbergenEmstekOsnabrück (district)EmslandLeer (district)AmmerlandOldenburg (district)Vechta (district)Saterland in CLP.svg
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Saterland is located in Germany
Saterland
Saterland
Saterland is located in Lower Saxony
Saterland
Saterland
Coordinates: 53°2′N 7°43′E / 53.033°N 7.717°E / 53.033; 7.717Coordinates: 53°2′N 7°43′E / 53.033°N 7.717°E / 53.033; 7.717
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCloppenburg
Subdivisions4 districts
Government
 • Mayor (2018–23) Thomas Otto[1] (Greens)
Area
 • Total123.62 km2 (47.73 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total13,903
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
26683
Dialling codes0 44 92 (Scharrel, Sedelsberg) 0 44 98 (Ramsloh, Strücklingen)
Vehicle registrationCLP
Websitewww.saterland.de

The Saterland (Saterland Frisian: Seelterlound, pronounced [ˈseːltɐˌloːunt]) is a municipality in Cloppenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is between the cities of Leer, Cloppenburg, and Oldenburg. It is home to Saterland Frisians, who speak Frisian and German.

The municipality of Saterland was formed in 1974, when the smaller municipalities Strücklingen (Strukelje in Saterland Frisian), Ramsloh (Roomelse), Sedelsberg (Seeidelsbierich) and Scharrel (Schäddel) were combined.

A bilingual German-Saterland Frisian road sign

References[change | change source]

  1. "Verzeichnis der direkt gewählten Bürgermeister/-innen und Landräte/Landrätinnen". Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. April 2021.
  2. Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2020.

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