Bomlitz

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Bomlitz
Coat of arms of Bomlitz
Coat of arms
Bomlitz is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Heidekreis
Subdivisions 8 districts
Government
 • Mayor Michael Lebid (SPD)
Area
 • Total 64 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation 59 m (194 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,929
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29699
Dialling codes 05161
Vehicle registration SFA/HK
Website www.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.

Nearby towns[edit]

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. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2013 (Tabelle K1020014)
  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