Vechta

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Vechta
Vechta Zentrum.jpg
Coat of arms of Vechta
Coat of arms
Vechta is located in Germany
Vechta
Vechta
Coordinates: 52°43′50″N 08°17′19″E / 52.73056°N 8.28861°E / 52.73056; 8.28861Coordinates: 52°43′50″N 08°17′19″E / 52.73056°N 8.28861°E / 52.73056; 8.28861
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Vechta
Subdivisions 25
Government
 • Mayor Helmut Gels (CDU)
Area
 • Total 87.8 km2 (33.9 sq mi)
Elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 30,423
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49377
Dialling codes 04441
Vehicle registration VEC
Website www.vechta.de

Vechta (German pronunciation: [ˈfɛçta]) with a population of nearly 32,000 is the biggest city and also the capital of the Vechta district in Lower Saxony, Germany.

It's well known all around Europe for the 'Stoppelmarkt' fair, which occurs every summer and has a history dating back to 1298.

The town was in the recent past known as a centre of far northern German Catholicism.

Town subdivisions[edit]

Vechta consists of 25 boroughs, but the city proper was made out of 16 boroughs, until.. ...In 1933 the three boroughs of the old "Community of Oythe" where added to the city. ...The six boroughs of the "Community of Langförden" where added to the city in 1974.

  • Bergstrup
  • Calveslage (1974)
  • Deindrup (1974)
  • Füchtel
  • Grünenmoor
  • Hagen
  • Holtrup (1974)
  • Holzhausen (1933)
  • Innenstadt
  • Langförden (1974)
  • Oythe (1933)
  • Petersburg
  • Rieden
  • Spreda (1974)
  • Stoppelmarkt
  • Strohe (1974)
  • Stukenborg
  • Tannenhof
  • Telbrake (1933)
  • Tonnenmoor
  • Vardel
  • Vechta-North
  • Vechta-West
  • Vor dem Moore
  • Welpe

Transport and infrastructure[edit]

The Hansalinie also known as A1 is near Vechta. There are three interchanges: Vechta-West/Bakum, Vechta-Langförden/Emstek, Vechta-Nord/Ahlhorn . Also the B69 goes through the city of Vechta.

Public transport:

The City of Vechta has a very good public transport system. It is a citybus system of four buses which run every day until the nighttime except on Sundays.

Population development[edit]

Vechta has become a very rich city with a high quality of living, so Vechta is one of the rare German towns that still has a growing population.

  • 1890: 2.188 inhabitants
  • 1905: 3.895 inhabitants
  • 1910: 4.373 inhabitants
  • 1933: 7.280 inhabitants
  • 1939: 8.095 inhabitants
  • 1950: 13.097 inhabitants
  • 1977: 22.133 inhabitants
  • 1980: 23.000 inhabitants
  • 1990: 23.200 inhabitants
  • 1995: 25.616 inhabitants
  • 2000: 27.832 inhabitants
  • 2005: 30.061 inhabitants
  • 2008: 30.903 inhabitants
  • 2009: 31.250 inhabitants

Twin towns[edit]

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