County of Bentheim (district)
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|• Total||981 km2 (379 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2015)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
County of Bentheim (German: Grafschaft Bentheim) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the Dutch provinces of Overijssel and Drenthe, the district of Emsland, and the districts of Steinfurt and Borken in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The district's north-western region named Niedergrafschaft (low county) protrudes into Dutch territory, and borders it to the north, west and south. The Vechte River (Dutch Vecht) traverses the district from south to north and flows into the Netherlands.
Coat of arms
The arms are identical to the arms of the historic County of Bentheim. The origin of these arms is unknown.
Cities and municipalities
|1seat of the Samtgemeinde; ²town|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim.|
- Official website (in German)