Esterwegen

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Esterwegen
Coat of arms of Esterwegen
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Esterwegen is located in Germany
Esterwegen
Esterwegen
Location of Esterwegen within Emsland district
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Coordinates: 52°59′31″N 7°38′1″E / 52.99194°N 7.63361°E / 52.99194; 7.63361Coordinates: 52°59′31″N 7°38′1″E / 52.99194°N 7.63361°E / 52.99194; 7.63361
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictEmsland
Municipal assoc.Nordhümmling
Government
 • MayorHermann Willenborg
Area
 • Total49.53 km2 (19.12 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,390
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes26897
Dialling codes0 59 55
Vehicle registrationEL
Websitewww.esterwegen.de

Esterwegen is a municipality in the Emsland district, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Esterwegen lies in northwest Germany, less than 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Dutch border and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the sea.

Demographics[edit]

In 2015 the population was 5,280.

Government[edit]

The mayor is Hermann Willenborg.

Concentration camp[edit]

In 1933 a concentration camp was established in Esterwegen.[2] In 1936 the camp was dissolved and used till 1945 as a prisoner camp, for political prisoners and later for prisoners of the decree Nacht und Nebel.

Inmates at Esterwegen.

Notable inmates[edit]

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