Damme (Dümmer)

Damme is a town in the district of Vechta, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated right next to lake Dümmer, approximately 25 km south of Vechta, and 36 km northeast of Osnabrück.

Damme
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Flag of Damme
Coat of arms of Damme
Location of Damme within Vechta district
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Damme is located in Germany
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Damme is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 52°31′15″N 8°11′55″E / 52.52083°N 8.19861°E / 52.52083; 8.19861Coordinates: 52°31′15″N 8°11′55″E / 52.52083°N 8.19861°E / 52.52083; 8.19861
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictVechta
Subdivisions30 districts
Government
 • Mayor (2021–26) Mike Otte [1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total104.45 km2 (40.33 sq mi)
Elevation
53 m (174 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total17,250
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
49401
Dialling codes0 54 91
Vehicle registrationVEC
Websitewww.damme.de
Carnival Damme 2008

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • John Stallo (1823-1900), German-American-academic, jurist, philosopher and ambassador
  • Heinrich Enneking (1855-1947), German politician (center), a member of the Oldenburg Landtag
  • Franz Meyer (1882-1945), German politician (center), 1920-1933 member of the Oldenburg Landtag
  • Johannes Pohlschneider (1899-1981), 1954-1974 bishop of Aachen
  • Theodor Hillenhinrichs (1901-1990), German politician and Member of Landtag (CDU)
  • Anton Cromme (1901-1953), chemist and member of parliament (CDU)
  • Wolfgang Knabe (born 1959), triple jumper

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Direktwahlen in Niedersachsen vom 12. September 2021" (PDF). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. 13 October 2021.
  2. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2020.