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
Location of Jemgum within Leer district
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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
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictLeer
Government
 • MayorHans-Peter Heikens (Ind.)
Area
 • Total78.48 km2 (30.30 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,583
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes26844
Dialling codes0 49 58
Vehicle registrationLER
Websitewww.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). 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).

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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