Jemgum

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Jemgum
The church and windmill of Ditzum in Jemgum municipality
The church and windmill of Ditzum in Jemgum municipality
Flag of Jemgum
Flag
Coat of arms of Jemgum
Coat of arms
Jemgum  is located in Germany
Jemgum
Jemgum
Coordinates: 53°15′57″N 07°23′06″E / 53.26583°N 7.38500°E / 53.26583; 7.38500Coordinates: 53°15′57″N 07°23′06″E / 53.26583°N 7.38500°E / 53.26583; 7.38500
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Leer
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Peter Heikens (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 78.48 km2 (30.30 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,539
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 26844
Dialling codes 0 49 58
Vehicle registration LER
Website www.jemgum.de

Jemgum is a municipality in the Leer district, in the northwest of Lower Saxony, Germany. The area is known as Rheiderland (German) or Reiderland (Dutch). The Rheiderland is located in East Friesland. The East Friesland area of Germany (also known in English as East Frisia) is home to German writers Georg Klein (Bunde) and Uwe Kreisel (Jemgum). [[Image:|thumb| left|350 px]]

History[edit]

Jemgum was the site of the Battle of Jemmingen on 21 July 1568, an early event of the Eighty Years' War, in which a Spanish army defeated a Dutch Rebel army under Louis of Nassau.

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