Weyhe

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Weyhe
Water mill
Water mill
Coat of arms of Weyhe
Coat of arms
Weyhe is located in Germany
Weyhe
Weyhe
Coordinates: 52°59′37″N 8°52′24″E / 52.99361°N 8.87333°E / 52.99361; 8.87333Coordinates: 52°59′37″N 8°52′24″E / 52.99361°N 8.87333°E / 52.99361; 8.87333
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Diepholz
Subdivisions 9 districts
Government
 • Mayor Frank Lemmermann (SPD)
Area
 • Total 60.25 km2 (23.26 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 29,896
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 28844
Dialling codes 04203, 0421
Vehicle registration DH
Website weyhe.de

Weyhe is a municipality in the district of Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 12 km south of Bremen.


History[edit]

First mentioned in 860, when a sick girl from "Wege" travelled to the grave of Saint Willehad in Bremen. Legend has it that she was cured by a miracle. However, it was not until 1 March 1974 when the municipally was officially christened as "Weyhe". That day, the nine smaller municipalities Kirchweyhe, Leeste, Lahausen, Sudweyhe, Erichshof, Melchiorshausen, Dreye, Jeebel and Ahausen were united.

Education[edit]

In the western part there is the KGS Leeste, in the eastern part the KGS Kirchweyhe. These schools are part of the Gesamtschule (comprehensive school) system which employs all three traditional tracks in German education; Hauptschule, Realschule, and Gymnasium.

Notable residents[edit]

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