Syke

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Syke
Lutheran church
Lutheran church
Coat of arms of Syke
Coat of arms
Syke  is located in Germany
Syke
Syke
Coordinates: 52°54′47″N 08°49′37″E / 52.91306°N 8.82694°E / 52.91306; 8.82694Coordinates: 52°54′47″N 08°49′37″E / 52.91306°N 8.82694°E / 52.91306; 8.82694
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Diepholz
Government
 • Mayor Suse Laue
Area
 • Total 114.22 km2 (44.10 sq mi)
Elevation 49 m (161 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,219
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 28857
Dialling codes 04242
Vehicle registration DH
Website www.syke.de

Syke (German pronunciation: [ˈziːkə]) is a town in the district of Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km south of Bremen.

Syke Townhall
Syke

Number of inhabitants[edit]

  • 1961:16.203
  • 1970:17.013
  • 1979:19.413
  • 1987:18.796
  • 1992:21.411
  • 1997:23.340
  • 2002:23.786
  • 2007:24.527
  • 2011:24.279
  • 2013:23.666

Mayors[edit]

  • 2001 – 2013: Harald Behrens (FDP)
  • since 2013: Suse Laue (SPD)

Suse Laue won the election in 2013 with 54,3 % of the vote against three competitors.

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Andreas Frömberg (born 1954), sculptor
  • Gabriele Ullrich (born 1960), author


Other personalities[edit]

Rudi Carrell 1980
  • Rudi Carrell (1934-2006), Dutch showmaster and entertainer; lived 1981-2006 in the district of Wachendorf.
  • Reinhold Beckmann (born 1956), TV-conductor and football commentator, made his Abitur in Syke
  • Baba Saad (born 1985), rapper, lived in Syke from 1994 onwards
  • Timo Perthel (born 1989), footballer, played in his youth for the TuS Syke

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