Wittingen

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Wittingen
Coat of arms of Wittingen
Coat of arms
Wittingen is located in Germany
Wittingen
Wittingen
Coordinates: 52°43′N 10°44′E / 52.717°N 10.733°E / 52.717; 10.733Coordinates: 52°43′N 10°44′E / 52.717°N 10.733°E / 52.717; 10.733
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Gifhorn
Subdivisions 26 districts
Government
 • Mayor Karl Ridder (CDU)
Area
 • Total 225.08 km2 (86.90 sq mi)
Elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,410
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29378, 29379
Dialling codes 05831
Vehicle registration GF
Website www.wittingen.de

Wittingen (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪ.tɪŋ.ən]is a town in the district of Gifhorn, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Gifhorn, and 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Uelzen.

Division of the town[edit]

Wittingen consists of 27 districts:

  • Boitzenhagen
  • Darrigsdorf
  • Erpensen
  • Eutzen
  • Gannerwinkel
  • Glüsingen
  • Hagen
  • Kakerbeck
  • Knesebeck
  • Suderwittingen
  • Teschendorf
  • Vorhop
  • Transvaal
  • Wittingen
  • Wollerstorf
  • Wunderbüttel
  • Zasenbeck
  • Rumsdorf

Demographic data[edit]

According to the Lower Saxony State Department for Statistics 12,291 people lived in the town of Wittingen in 2005 in 3,745 buildings with a total of 5,399 homes at an average floor space of 49.9 square metres (537 sq ft) per person. Since the formation of the borough, the population grew steadily, both by natural population increase as well as immigration. 21.3% of the population in 2005 were under 18 years old, 7.1% from 18 to 25, 27.0% from 25 to 45, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% were 65 years old or older. The unemployment rate stood at an average of 11.3% (men: 9.4%, women: 14.0%). 2,247 people commute regularly out of the town and 1745 into it daily.[2]

Infrastructure[edit]

Health and medicine[edit]

Wittingen has one hospital (Städtisches Krankenhaus), four pharmacies and six dentists.

See Also[edit]

Privatbrauerei Wittingen

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