Barsinghausen

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Barsinghausen
Coat of arms of Barsinghausen
Coat of arms
Barsinghausen is located in Germany
Barsinghausen
Barsinghausen
Coordinates: 52°18′0″N 9°28′52″E / 52.30000°N 9.48111°E / 52.30000; 9.48111Coordinates: 52°18′0″N 9°28′52″E / 52.30000°N 9.48111°E / 52.30000; 9.48111
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hanover
Subdivisions 18 district
Government
 • Mayor n.n.
Area
 • Total 102.65 km2 (39.63 sq mi)
Elevation 142 m (466 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 33,062
 • Density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 30890
Dialling codes 05105
Vehicle registration H
Website www.barsinghausen.de

Barsinghausen is a town in the district of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated at the Deister chain of hills approx. 20 km west of Hanover. Barsinghausen belongs to the historic landscape Calenberg Land and was first mentioned in 1193.

Aerial view of Barsinghausen
Exhibition mine “Klosterstollen” in Barsinghausen

Geography[edit]

Neighbouring places[edit]

Barsinghausen adjoins Wunstorf, Seelze, Gehrden, Springe, Bad Nenndorf and Wennigsen.

Division of the town[edit]

Barsinghausen consists of 18 districts: Bantorf, Barrigsen, Barsinghausen, Eckerde, Egestorf, Göxe, Großgoltern, Nordgoltern, Groß Munzel, Hohenbostel, Holtensen, Kirchdorf, Landringhausen, Langreder, Ostermunzel, Stemmen, Wichtringhausen, Winninghausen

History[edit]

Barsinghausen is the site of an old double monastery (“Kloster Barsinghausen”) that was established during the High Middle Ages. At that time, fertile loess soil and a number of influent streams to river Südaue constituted a central fundament for farming and numerous windmills in Calenberg Land. Barsinghausen became a coal mining town between 1871 and 1957. After World War II, other sectors of industry began to dominate Barsinghausen's economy.

Population History[edit]

(each time at 31 December)

  • 1998 - 34,743
  • 1999 - 34,648
  • 2000 - 34,497
  • 2001 - 34,408
  • 2002 - 34,370
  • 2003 - 34,376
  • 2004 - 34,253

Main sights[edit]

Barsinghausen is home to “Kloster Barsinghausen” a nunnery first mentioned in 1193 AD (now a Lutheran women's convent, to Monastery Church St. Mary (“Marienkirche”), to the Deister Open Air Theater (“Deister Freilichtbühne”), to the exhibition mine “Klosterstollen”, to Sport Hotel Fuchsbachtal and to Lower Saxony's Soccer Association.

Schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Adolf-Grimme-Schule
  • Wilhelm-Stedler-Schule
  • Ernst-Reuter-Schule
  • Astrid-Lindgren-Schule
  • Albert-Schweitzer-Schule
  • Grundschule Groß Munzel
  • Grundschule Hohenbostel
  • Grundschule Bantorf

Secondary Schools[edit]

Special Schools[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]