Bassum

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Bassum
The Seat of local government (Rathaus)
Flag of Bassum
Flag
Coat of arms of Bassum
Coat of arms
Bassum  is located in Germany
Bassum
Bassum
Coordinates: 52°50′58″N 8°43′36″E / 52.84944°N 8.72667°E / 52.84944; 8.72667Coordinates: 52°50′58″N 8°43′36″E / 52.84944°N 8.72667°E / 52.84944; 8.72667
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Diepholz
Government
 • Mayor Christian Porsch (Bürger-Block)
Area
 • Total 169 km2 (65 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,768
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27211
Dialling codes 04241
Vehicle registration DH
Website www.bassum.de

Bassum is a town in the district of Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 35 km northeast of Diepholz, and 25 km south of Bremen.

Geography[edit]

Subdivision[edit]

Subdivision of Bassum

Besides Bassum proper, the town consists of the following Ortschaften (villages):

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]


Politics[edit]

Town council[edit]

e • d Bassum Local election 2016
Parties Votes % +/- Seats +/-
Christian Democratic Union of Germany 7237 34.2 -2.2
10 / 29
-1
Social Democratic Party of Germany 4331 20.4 -2.6
6 / 29
-1
Bürger-Block 4331 20.4 -0.2
6 / 29
±0
Alliance '90/The Greens 2614 12.3 -3.3
4 / 29
-1
The Left 753 2.7 +0.8
1 / 29
±0
Free Democratic Party 570 2.7 +2.7
1 / 29
+1
Helmut Zurmühlen 1418 6.7 +6.7
1 / 29
+1
Total 100% 29

Mayor[edit]

e • d Bassum mayoral election 2014
Candidates Party Round 1 Round 2
Votes  % Votes  %
Christian Porsch 2,476 33.45 % 3,087 56.31 %
Claus Marx 2,175 29.38 % 2,395 43.69%
Bernadette Nadermann 1,619 21.87%
Cathleen Schorling CDU 1,132 15.29%
Total Votes 7,402 99.99% 5,482 100%
Eligible Voters 13,193 13,193
Turnout 7,402 56,79 % 5,482 41,92 %

Source: City of Bassum[2][3]

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms of the City of Bassum
"Party per fess Argent an upright branch vert with three tilia leaves and Or two armed gules bear claws outwards sable; above a ornamental pedestal Or, two horses rampant Argent as supporters, in the crest a three towered mural crown gules.”

The arms were granted on November 24, 1927. The lower part shows the bear claws derived from the arms of the Counts of Hoya. to which the city belonged to since 1582. The tilia leaves in the upper represent the three former municipalities Bassum, Freudenberg and Loge who built the new city of Bassum in 1896. The mural crown, symbolises the 13th century Freudenburg castle and the city rights as well and two horses as supporters stand for the belonging to Lower Saxony.



International relations[edit]

Bassum has twinning arrangements with


Notable residents[edit]

Born in Bassum[edit]

Associated with the town[edit]

  • The songwriter Konstantin Wecker (born 1947), married in 1996 Annik Wecker born Berlin; she grew up in Bassum
  • Herbert Zimmermann, (1917-1966), officer in World War II, radio reporter of the Football game Germany-Hungary FIFA World Cup 1954, died in 1966 in the district Wiebusch in a traffic accident

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. ^ "Wahlergebnisse der Bürgermeisterwahl 2014". bassum.de (in German). City of Bassum. Archived from the original on 2014-05-25. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Wahlergebnisse der Stichwahl 2014". bassum.de (in German). City of Bassum. Archived from the original on 2014-09-08. Retrieved 2014-09-08.