Filsum

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Filsum
Filsum  is located in Germany
Filsum
Filsum
Coordinates: 53°14′N 7°38′E / 53.233°N 7.633°E / 53.233; 7.633Coordinates: 53°14′N 7°38′E / 53.233°N 7.633°E / 53.233; 7.633
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Leer
Government
 • Mayor Georg Gathen (CDU)
Area
 • Total 23.76 km2 (9.17 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,094
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 26849
Dialling codes 04957
Vehicle registration LER

Filsum is a small municipality in the Leer district, in the North West of Germany.

The municipality lies approximately 30 km from the Netherlands border, and 50 km from where the coast meets the North Sea.

It is home to the 'horse whisperer' and veterinarian, Tamme Hanken.

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