Langenhagen

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Langenhagen
Coat of arms of Langenhagen
Coat of arms
Langenhagen is located in Germany
Langenhagen
Langenhagen
Coordinates: 52°26′22″N 9°44′24″E / 52.43944°N 9.74000°E / 52.43944; 9.74000Coordinates: 52°26′22″N 9°44′24″E / 52.43944°N 9.74000°E / 52.43944; 9.74000
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hanover
Subdivisions 6 districts
Government
 • Mayor Friedhelm Fischer (SPD)
Area
 • Total 71.99 km2 (27.80 sq mi)
Elevation 51 m (167 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 51,847
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 30851, 30853
30855, 30839
Dialling codes 0511
Vehicle registration H
Website http://www.langenhagen.de

Langenhagen is a town in the Hanover district of Lower Saxony, Germany.

International relations[edit]

Langenhagen is twinned with:

Economy[edit]

TUIfly is headquartered at Hanover Airport.[2][3] Before TUIfly appeared, Hapag-Lloyd Flug (a.k.a. Hapagfly) was headquartered in Langenhagen.[4]

History[edit]

From 1866 to 1868 Robert Koch worked in Langenhagen.

On June 18, 1972, Red Army Faction terrorist Ulrike Meinhof was arrested in Langenhagen.

On August 17, 1982, the world's first mass production of Compact Discs began in Langenhagen.

The Langenhagen standard (German: Langenhagener Norm), declared 1990 and sponsored by Brenneke is an industry standard for the minimal precision of shotguns and combination guns fit for hunting with shotgun slugs.[7]

Politics[edit]

In 2001 the city council was elected for five years. The Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats won the election (both parties send 19 councilors to the council). The two "small" parties FDP (Free Democratic Party) and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (Greens) received two seats each. Dr. Susanne Schott-Lemmer (CDU) is the mayor of Langenhagen. She won against the candidate of the Social Democrats with more than 60 percent.

On 10 September 2006 the city council was elected for five years. The Social Democrats won the election (send 19 councilors to the council). The FDP (Free Democratic Party) got two seats and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (Greens) received four seats each. The Christian Democrats lost with only 16 seats. Dr. Susanne Schott-Lemmer (CDU) was not elected and is the loser of the elections. The new mayor of Langenhagen is Friedhelm Fischer from the Social Democrats with more than 52 percent.

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