Filsum

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Filsum
Location of Filsum within Leer district
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Filsum is located in Germany
Filsum
Filsum
Filsum is located in Lower Saxony
Filsum
Filsum
Coordinates: 53°14′N 7°38′E / 53.233°N 7.633°E / 53.233; 7.633Coordinates: 53°14′N 7°38′E / 53.233°N 7.633°E / 53.233; 7.633
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictLeer
Municipal assoc.Jümme
Government
 • MayorGeorg Gathen (CDU)
Area
 • Total23.76 km2 (9.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,141
 • Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
26849
Dialling codes04957
Vehicle registrationLER
Websitefilsum.de

Filsum is a small municipality in the Leer district, in the North West of Germany.

The municipality lies approximately 30 km from the Netherlands border, and 50 km from where the coast meets the North Sea.

It is home to the 'horse whisperer' and bonesetter, Tamme Hanken.

Mayors[edit]

Gerhard Bruns (CDU) was elected in 2016 honorary mayor of Filsum.[2] He ist the successor of Margret Schulte-Cramer (CDU),[3]she was in office 2011-2016.

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