|• Mayor||Gerhard Schepers|
|• Total||25.99 km2 (10.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||36 m (118 ft)|
|• Density||29/km2 (75/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||0 59 23|
Samern lies between Nordhorn and Steinfurt on the boundary with North Rhine-Westphalia. The community belongs to the Joint Community (Samtgemeinde) of Schüttorf whose administrative seat is in the like-named town.
The community’s honorary mayor is Gerhard Schepers.
Culture and sightseeing
The Mansbrügge watchtower, or in the local speech the Piggetörnken, was once, according to local lore, a mint belonging to a count in the 14th century. Newer findings, however, show that this building was only ever used as a customs post.
Samern has a sport club, SV Suddendorf-Samern 1959 e.V.