Bomlitz

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Bomlitz
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Bomlitz
Coat of arms
Location of Bomlitz
Bomlitz is located in Germany
Bomlitz
Bomlitz
Bomlitz is located in Lower Saxony
Bomlitz
Bomlitz
Coordinates: 52°53′N 9°39′E / 52.883°N 9.650°E / 52.883; 9.650Coordinates: 52°53′N 9°39′E / 52.883°N 9.650°E / 52.883; 9.650
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHeidekreis
Government
 • MayorMichael Lebid (SPD)
Area
 • Total64 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation
59 m (194 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,955
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29699
Dialling codes05161
Vehicle registrationSFA/HK
Websitewww.bomlitz.de

Bomlitz is a municipality in the Heidekreis district, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Bomlitz lies on the Lüneburg Heath in a heavily wooded area. The two rivers, Bomlitz and Warnau run through the municipality.

Parishes[edit]

The municipality of Bomlitz comprises eight parishes: Ahrsen, Benefeld, Bomlitz (Kernort), Bommelsen, Borg, Jarlingen, Kroge and Uetzingen.

History[edit]

In the fall of 1944, a short-lived satellite camp of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp operated at Bomlitz-Benefeld. Guarded by SS staff, around 600 women were forced to work at the Eibia GmbH gunpowder works.[2]:204

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Gemeinderat) of Bomlitz consists of 20 councillors and the mayor (Bürgermeister) who is from the SPD party.

(as at the local elections on 10 September 2006)

  • Mayor: Michael Lebid

Twin towns[edit]

Parks[edit]

Nearby is the Walsrode Bird Park. It is one of the largest bird parks in the world with an area of 240,000 m². About 4,000 birds of over 700 different species live on the site.

Natural monuments[edit]

In the Eibia local recreation area there are several pre-Christian tumuli.

Sport[edit]

There are 2 large sports clubs in Bomlitz:

  • SG Bomlitz-Lönsheide

The Bomlitz-Lönsheide Sports Club (Sportgemeinschaft Bomlitz-Lönsheide) was formed by the merger of Bomlitz Sports Club (Sportverein Bomlitz) and the Uetzingen-Honerdingen Sports Club (Spielgemeinschaft Uetzingen-Honerdingen). The club has 14 specialisations (including football, handball, cycling and swimming).

  • SG Benefeld-Cordingen

The Benefeld-Cordingen Sports Club (Sportgemeinschaft Benefeld-Cordingen) has almost 1,200 members and offers a similarly broad spectrum of sports (including football, handball, gymnastics, walking and, since its merger with the Tennisclub Blau-Weiss Bomlitz in 2010, tennis as well).

  • Bomlitz has a heated open-air swimming pool with a 50-metre pool, diving board and non-swimmer's and small children's pools.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2017
  2. ^ Knoch, Habbo (ed) (2010). Bergen-Belsen: Wehrmacht POW Camp 1940–1945, Concentration Camp 1943–1945, Displaced Persons Camp 1945–1950. Catalogue of the permanent exhibition. Wallstein. ISBN 978-3-8353-0794-0.

Sources[edit]

  • Olaf Mußmann: Bomlitz. Perspektiven der Geschichte. Geiger, Horb am Neckar 1989; ISBN 3-89264-305-9
  • Olaf Mußmann: Komplexe Geschichte. Systemtheorie, Selbstorganisation und Regionalgeschichte. Von der Papiermühle zur Pulverfabrik. Ein historischer Längsschnitt der Gemeinde Bomlitz. Universität, Dissertation, Hanover 1994
  • Olaf Mußmann: Selbstorganisation und Chaostheorie in der Geschichtswissenschaft. Das Beispiel des Gewerbe- und Rüstungsdorfes Bomlitz 1680–1930. Leipziger Univ.-Verlag, Leipzig 1998; ISBN 3-933240-10-7
  • Thorsten Neubert-Preine: Bomlitz. Von der Papiermühle zur Großgemeinde. Herausgeber Stiftung Geschichtshaus Bomlitz, Rückblende Nr. 5, Mai 2010