Esterwegen

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Esterwegen
Coat of arms of Esterwegen
Coat of arms
Esterwegen   is located in Germany
Esterwegen
Esterwegen
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
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Emsland
Municipal assoc. Nordhümmling
Government
 • Mayor Hermann Willenborg
Area
 • Total 49.53 km2 (19.12 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,280
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 26897
Dialling codes 0 59 55
Vehicle registration EL
Website www.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 2013 the population was 5,193.

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]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. ^ Official german list

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