Fürstenau, Germany

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For Other place in Germany with the same name, see Fürstenau.
Fürstenau
Coat of arms of Fürstenau
Coat of arms
Fürstenau is located in Germany
Fürstenau
Fürstenau
Coordinates: 52°31′N 07°40′E / 52.517°N 7.667°E / 52.517; 7.667Coordinates: 52°31′N 07°40′E / 52.517°N 7.667°E / 52.517; 7.667
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osnabrück
Municipal assoc. Fürstenau
Government
 • Mayor Herbert Gans (CDU)
Area
 • Total 78.62 km2 (30.36 sq mi)
Elevation 52 m (171 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,140
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49584
Dialling codes 05901
Vehicle registration OS
Website www.fuerstenau.de

Fürstenau is a municipality in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Osnabrück, and 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Lingen.

Fürstenau is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Fürstenau.

St. Georg Evangelical Lutheran Church stands in the city market square. Pastor Anke Kusche tells the story of how during World War II the army required all the available metal for war products. The church bells which had rung daily for hundreds of years were taken down as required. But during the night one of them was stolen and buried until after the war in a farmer's field.

In the city clerks office hangs a painting of the city in the late 18th century. It is how the city still looks in December 2006.

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