Bentheim

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Grafschaft Bentheim
District
Coat of arms of Grafschaft Bentheim
Coat of arms
Lower Saxony NOH.svg
Country  Germany
State Lower Saxony
Capital Nordhorn
Area
 • Total 981 km2 (379 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 133,400
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration NOH
Website grafschaft.de

County of Bentheim (German: Grafschaft Bentheim) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the Dutch provinces of Overijssel and Drenthe, the district of Emsland, and the districts of Steinfurt and Borken in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Railway station Bad Bentheim

History[edit]

The District has roughly the same territory as the County of Bentheim, a state of the Holy Roman Empire that was dissolved in 1803.

Geography[edit]

The small District of Bentheim protrudes into Dutch territory. The Vechte River (Dutch Vecht) traverses the district from south to north and flows into the Netherlands.

Coat of arms[edit]

The arms are identical to the arms of the historic County of Bentheim. The origin of these arms is unknown.

Cities and municipalities[edit]

Cities Samtgemeinden
  1. Bad Bentheim
  2. Nordhorn


Free municipalities

  1. Wietmarschen
  1. Emlichheim1
  2. Hoogstede
  3. Laar
  4. Ringe
  1. Esche
  2. Georgsdorf
  3. Lage
  4. Neuenhaus1, 2
  5. Osterwald
  1. Engden
  2. Isterberg
  3. Ohne
  4. Quendorf
  5. Samern
  6. Schüttorf1, 2
  1. Getelo
  2. Gölenkamp
  3. Halle
  4. Itterbeck
  5. Uelsen1
  6. Wielen
  7. Wilsum
1seat of the Samtgemeinde; ²town

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Coordinates: 52°25′N 7°05′E / 52.42°N 7.08°E / 52.42; 7.08