|• Mayor||Wilhelm Dreesmann (Ind.)|
|• Total||81.24 km2 (31.37 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Weener (German pronunciation: [ˈveːnɐ]) is a town in the district of Leer, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Netherlands, on the river Ems, approx. 10 km southwest of Leer, and 25 km southeast of Emden. Near Diele, there is a 380 kV-substation, where since 2009 HVDC BorWin1, the first HVDC running to an offshore windpark in Germany runs.
The city was first mentioned in a monastery's records in 951.
South of Weener, there is the 380kV-Ems-Overhead Powerline Crossing.
Division of the town
The town of Weener consists of 9 districts:
- Vellage / Halte
- Weenermoor / Möhlenwarf
- St. Georgiwold
In the district of Leer:
In the district of Emsland:
Wilhelm Dreesmann has been the mayor of Weener since Nov. 1, 2006. He won 51.9% of the votes.
The last election to the town council took place in 2006:
- SPD = 53,0%, 17 seats
- CDU = 19,6%, 6 seats
- UWG = 19,0%, 6 seats
- Grüne = 5,6%, 2 seats
- FDP = 1,9%, 1 seat
Two members of the SPD group have split and form a single group in the council today.
Weener is twinned with:=
Statistics are as of December 31 of each year:
- 1980 - 14.115
- 1985 - 14.245
- 1990 - 14.320
- 1995 - 14.831
- 2000 - 15.338
- 2001 - 15.406
- 2002 - 15.534
- 2003 - 15.625
- 2004 - 15.666
- 2005 - 15.602
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