County of Bentheim (district)

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Grafschaft Bentheim
Flag of Grafschaft Bentheim
Coat of arms of Grafschaft Bentheim
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
CapitalNordhorn
Area
 • Total981 km2 (379 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total138,722
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationNOH
Websitegrafschaft.de

County of Bentheim (German: Grafschaft Bentheim) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the Dutch provinces of Overijssel and Drenthe, the district of Emsland, and the districts of Steinfurt and Borken in North Rhine-Westphalia.

History[edit]

The District has roughly the same territory as the County of Bentheim, a state of the Holy Roman Empire that was dissolved in 1803.

Geography[edit]

The district's north-western region named Niedergrafschaft [de] (low county) protrudes into Dutch territory, and borders it to the north, west and south. The Vechte River (Dutch Vecht) traverses the district from south to north and flows into the Netherlands.

Coat of arms[edit]

The arms are identical to the arms of the historic County of Bentheim. The origin of these arms is unknown.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Grafschaft BentheimLower SaxonyNetherlandsEmslandNorth Rhine-WestphaliaBad BentheimOhneSamernSchüttorfSchüttorfQuendorfIsterbergEngdenNordhornWietmarschenGeorgsdorfOsterwaldLageHalleUelsenGeteloWielenItterbeckWielenRingeEmlichheimLaarWilsumGölenkampEscheNeuenhausHoogstede
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Samtgemeinden
  1. Bad Bentheim
  2. Nordhorn


Free municipalities

  1. Wietmarschen
  1. Emlichheim1
  2. Hoogstede
  3. Laar
  4. Ringe
  1. Esche
  2. Georgsdorf
  3. Lage
  4. Neuenhaus1, 2
  5. Osterwald
  1. Engden
  2. Isterberg
  3. Ohne
  4. Quendorf
  5. Samern
  6. Schüttorf1, 2
  1. Getelo
  2. Gölenkamp
  3. Halle
  4. Itterbeck
  5. Uelsen1
  6. Wielen
  7. Wilsum
1seat of the Samtgemeinde; ²town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°25′N 7°05′E / 52.42°N 7.08°E / 52.42; 7.08