Bösel

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Bösel
Coat of arms of Bösel
Coat of arms
Location of Bösel within Cloppenburg district
Cloppenburg (district)Lower SaxonyGarrelBöselFriesoytheBarßelSaterlandLöningenEssenCappelnLastrupLindernCloppenburgMolbergenEmstekOsnabrück (district)EmslandLeer (district)AmmerlandOldenburg (district)Vechta (district)Bösel in CLP.svg
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Bösel is located in Germany
Bösel
Bösel
Bösel is located in Lower Saxony
Bösel
Bösel
Coordinates: 53°0′21″N 7°57′15″E / 53.00583°N 7.95417°E / 53.00583; 7.95417Coordinates: 53°0′21″N 7°57′15″E / 53.00583°N 7.95417°E / 53.00583; 7.95417
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCloppenburg
Government
 • MayorHermann Block
Area
 • Total100.1 km2 (38.6 sq mi)
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,016
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
26219
Dialling codes0 44 94
Vehicle registrationCLP
Websitewww.boesel.de

Bösel is a municipality in the district of Cloppenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

History[edit]

Bösel was first mentioned in 1080 under the name Borsla (= "Forest at a wavy bank") in a testimonial of the bishop of Osnabrück.

The first written document of a chapel in Bösel is dated with the year 1574, but Bösel was not separated from its mother church in Altenoythe and made an independent commune until 1876. Today Bösel consists of nine areas (Bösel-Ort, Edewechterdamm, Glaßdorf, Hülsberg, Osterloh, Ostland, Overlahe, Petersdorf und Westerloh).

Politics[edit]

  • Mayor: Hermann Block

The municipal council of Bösel consists of the following seats:

  • CDU: 14 seats
  • SPD: 2 seats
  • FDP: 3 seats
  • UWB: 2 seats

Schools[edit]

  • St.-Martin-Grundschule
  • Haupt- und Realschule
  • Grundschule Petersdorf

Places of interest[edit]

  • Museum park „Am Pallert“ which contains:
    • Heimathaus (traditional house)
    • Landmaschinenmuseum (Museum of agricultural engines)
    • Brotbackhaus (traditional bakery)
    • Bauerngarten in der Parkanlage (traditional rural garden within the park)

Economy and Infrastructure[edit]

Bösel is member of the „Zweckverband Interkommunaler Industriepark Küstenkanal“ and takes places in the industrial area c-Port.

Events[edit]

  • Schuetzenfest
  • Euro-Musiktage

See also[edit]

  • Greta Bösel (1908–1947), German concentration camp guard executed for war crimes

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Official site (in German),
  • [[:de:B�sel|German Wikipedia]] (in German)