|• Mayor||Helmut Gels (CDU)|
|• Total||87.8 km2 (33.9 sq mi)|
|• Density||350/km2 (910/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
It is known for the 'Stoppelmarkt' fair, which takes place every summer and has a history dating back to 1298. With an attendance of 800,000 visitors it is one of the biggest annual fairs in north-western Germany.
The town was in the recent past known as a centre of far northern German Catholicism.
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" were added to the city. The six boroughs of the "Community of Langförden" were added to the city in 1974.
Transport and infrastructure
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.
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.
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.
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