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Panorama Cloppenburg.jpg
Coat of arms of Cloppenburg
Coat of arms
Cloppenburg  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°51′N 8°3′E / 52.850°N 8.050°E / 52.850; 8.050Coordinates: 52°51′N 8°3′E / 52.850°N 8.050°E / 52.850; 8.050
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Cloppenburg
 • Mayor Wolfgang Wiese (CDU)
 • Total 70.62 km2 (27.27 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 32,985
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49661
Dialling codes 04471
Vehicle registration CLP
Schloss Cloppenburg

Cloppenburg is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, capital of Cloppenburg District and part of Oldenburg Münsterland. It lies 38 km south-south-west of Oldenburg in the Weser-Ems region between Bremen and the Dutch border. Cloppenburg is not far from the A1, the major motorway connecting the Ruhr area to Bremen and Hamburg. Another major road is the federal highway B213 being the shortest link from the Netherlands to the A1 and thus to Bremen and Hamburg.

The town is a centre for the largely agricultural region of southern Oldenburg. It is the administrative centre of the district and there are many schools.

However there is also some industry in town: e.g. Lumberg, (connector systems) and Derby Cycle (bikes).


Cloppenburg Museum

One of Cloppenburg's main tourist attractions is the Museumsdorf Cloppenburg, a collection of old buildings from the region that were dismantled and reassembled in the museum.


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Media related to Cloppenburg at Wikimedia Commons