Weyhe

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Weyhe
Water mill
Water mill
Coat of arms of Weyhe
Coat of arms
Location of Weyhe within Diepholz district
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Weyhe is located in Germany
Weyhe
Weyhe
Weyhe is located in Lower Saxony
Weyhe
Weyhe
Coordinates: 52°59′37″N 8°52′24″E / 52.99361°N 8.87333°E / 52.99361; 8.87333Coordinates: 52°59′37″N 8°52′24″E / 52.99361°N 8.87333°E / 52.99361; 8.87333
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictDiepholz
Subdivisions9 districts
Government
 • MayorFrank Seidel (SPD)
Area
 • Total60.25 km2 (23.26 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total30,669
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
28844
Dialling codes04203, 0421
Vehicle registrationDH
Websitewww.weyhe.de

Weyhe is a municipality in the district of Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km south of Bremen.[2]


History[edit]

First mentioned in 860, when a sick girl from "Wege" travelled to the grave of Saint Willehad in Bremen. Legend has it that she was cured by a miracle. However, it was not until 1 March 1974 when the municipally was officially christened as "Weyhe". That day, the nine smaller municipalities Kirchweyhe, Leeste, Lahausen, Sudweyhe, Erichshof, Melchiorshausen, Dreye, Jeebel and Ahausen were united.

Education[edit]

In the western part there is the KGS Leeste, in the eastern part the KGS Kirchweyhe. These schools are part of the Gesamtschule (comprehensive school) system which employs all three traditional tracks in German education; Hauptschule, Realschule, and Gymnasium.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Louise Ebert (née Rump), wife of Friedrich Ebert, the 9th chancellor and first president in the Weimar period.
  • Katja Riemann, actress
  • Heinrich Rumsfeld, fifth-great-grandfather of Donald Rumsfeld, former United States Secretary of Defense
  • Michael Rosemann, Professor and Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Brisbane, Australia

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