Oldenburg (district)

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Oldenburg
District
Coat of arms of Oldenburg
Coat of arms
Lower Saxony OL (Lkr).svg
Country  Germany
State Lower Saxony
Capital Wildeshausen
Area
 • Total 1,063 km2 (410 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 125,778
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration OL
Website oldenburg-kreis.de

The district of Oldenburg (German: Landkreis Oldenburg, not to be confused with the cities of Oldenburg and Oldenburg in Holstein) is a district in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Diepholz, Vechta, Cloppenburg and Ammerland, the city of Oldenburg, the district of Wesermarsch and the city of Delmenhorst.

History[edit]

The district of Oldenburg was established in 1933. Until 1988 the administrative seat was in the city of Oldenburg. Since then the capital has been in Wildeshausen.

Geography[edit]

The district is located between the metropolitan areas of Oldenburg and Bremen. The Hunte River runs through the district from south to north.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms displays:

  • The red and yellow stripes from the arms of Oldenburg
  • The heraldic cross of the county of Delmenhorst
  • The roses in the bottom were used in the arms of the counts of Oldenburg

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Samtgemeinden
  1. Wildeshausen


Free municipalities

  1. Dötlingen
  2. Ganderkesee
  3. Großenkneten
  4. Hatten
  5. Hude
  6. Wardenburg
  1. Beckeln
  2. Colnrade
  3. Dünsen
  4. Groß Ippener
  5. Harpstedt1
  6. Kirchseelte
  7. Prinzhöfte
  8. Winkelsett

1seat of the Samtgemeinde

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Landkreis Oldenburg at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°00′N 8°25′E / 53.0°N 8.42°E / 53.0; 8.42