Weener

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Not to be confused with Wiener (disambiguation).
Weener
Coat of arms of Weener
Coat of arms
Weener is located in Germany
Weener
Weener
Coordinates: 53°10′09″N 07°21′23″E / 53.16917°N 7.35639°E / 53.16917; 7.35639Coordinates: 53°10′09″N 07°21′23″E / 53.16917°N 7.35639°E / 53.16917; 7.35639
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Leer
Subdivisions 9 districts
Government
 • Mayor Wilhelm Dreesmann (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 81.24 km2 (31.37 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,430
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 26826
Dialling codes 04951
Vehicle registration LER
Website www.weener.de

Weener (German pronunciation: [ˈveːnɐ]) is a town in the district of Leer, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Netherlands, on the river Ems, approx. 10 km southwest of Leer, and 25 km southeast of Emden. Near Diele, there is a 380 kV-substation, where since 2009 HVDC BorWin1, the first HVDC running to an offshore windpark in Germany runs.

The city was first mentioned in a monastery's records in 951.

South of Weener, there is the 380kV-Ems-Overhead Powerline Crossing.

Town[edit]

Division of the town[edit]

The town of Weener consists of 9 districts:

  • Weener
  • Kirchborgum
  • Diele
  • Vellage / Halte
  • Stapelmoor
  • Holthusen
  • Weenermoor / Möhlenwarf
  • St. Georgiwold
  • Beschotenweg

Neighbouring communities[edit]

In the district of Leer:

In the district of Emsland:

Politics[edit]

Mayor[edit]

Wilhelm Dreesmann has been the mayor of Weener since Nov. 1, 2006. He won 51.9% of the votes.

Town Council[edit]

The last election to the town council took place in 2006:

  • SPD = 53,0%, 17 seats
  • CDU = 19,6%, 6 seats
  • UWG = 19,0%, 6 seats
  • Grüne = 5,6%, 2 seats
  • FDP = 1,9%, 1 seat

Two members of the SPD group have split and form a single group in the council today.

International relations[edit]

Weener is twinned with:=

Demographics[edit]

Always on December, 31.

  • 1980 - 14.115
  • 1985 - 14.245
  • 1990 - 14.320
  • 1995 - 14.831
  • 2000 - 15.338
  • 2001 - 15.406
  • 2002 - 15.534
  • 2003 - 15.625
  • 2004 - 15.666
  • 2005 - 15.602

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Climate[edit]

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