Damme (Dümmer)

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St.-Viktor-Kirche (Damme).jpg
Coat of arms of Damme
Coat of arms
Damme  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°31′15″N 8°11′55″E / 52.52083°N 8.19861°E / 52.52083; 8.19861Coordinates: 52°31′15″N 8°11′55″E / 52.52083°N 8.19861°E / 52.52083; 8.19861
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Vechta
 • Mayor Gerd Muhle (CDU)
 • Total 104.45 km2 (40.33 sq mi)
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,872
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49401
Dialling codes 0 54 91
Vehicle registration VEC
Website www.damme.de

Damme is a town in the district of Vechta, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 25 km south of Vechta, and 36 km northeast of Osnabrück.

Carnival Damme 2008

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • John Stallo (1823-1900), German-American-academic, jurist, philosopher and ambassador
  • Heinrich Enneking (1855-1947), German politician (center), a member of the Oldenburg Landtag
  • Franz Meyer (1882-1945), German politician (center), 1920-1933 member of the Oldenburg Landtag
  • Johannes Pohlschneider (1899-1981), 1954-1974 bishop of Aachen
  • Theodor Hillenhinrichs (1901-1990), German politician and Member of Landtag (CDU)
  • Anton Cromme (1901-1953), chemist and member of parliament (CDU)
  • Wolfgang Knabe (born 1959), triple jumper