Gronau, Lower Saxony

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Coat of arms of Gronau
Coat of arms
Gronau  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°04′N 9°47′E / 52.067°N 9.783°E / 52.067; 9.783Coordinates: 52°04′N 9°47′E / 52.067°N 9.783°E / 52.067; 9.783
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hildesheim
Municipal assoc. Leinebergland
 • Total 88.13 km2 (34.03 sq mi)
Elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,954
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31028
Vehicle registration HI

Gronau is a town and a municipality in the district of Hildesheim, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Leine, approx. 15 km southwest of Hildesheim, and 35 km south of Hanover. Since 1 November 2016, the former municipalities Banteln, Betheln, Brüggen, Despetal and Rheden are part of the municipality Gronau.

Gronau is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Leinebergland.

Honiton (UK) is twinned with Gronau.

Gronau Marketplace


  • Armin Kaufmann (1922-1985), born in Banteln, lawyer and university lecturer
  • Jürgen Mlynek (born 1951), physicist


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Gronau at Wikimedia Commons