Friedeburg is a municipality in the district of Wittmund, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 14 km southeast of Wittmund, and 20 km west of Wilhelmshaven.

Friedeburg
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Coat of arms of Friedeburg
Location of Friedeburg within Wittmund district
WangeroogeWittmund (district)NiedersachsenSpiekeroogLangeoogBaltrumWilhelmshavenFriesland (district)Leer (district)Aurich (district)FriedeburgWittmundHoltgastEsensNeuharlingersielWerdumStedesdorfNenndorfEversmeerNeuschooBlombergDunumMoorwegUtarpOchtersumSchweindorfWesterholtFriedeburg in WTM.svg
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Friedeburg is located in Germany
Friedeburg
Friedeburg
Friedeburg is located in Lower Saxony
Friedeburg
Friedeburg
Coordinates: 53°27′N 7°50′E / 53.450°N 7.833°E / 53.450; 7.833Coordinates: 53°27′N 7°50′E / 53.450°N 7.833°E / 53.450; 7.833
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictWittmund
Subdivisions12 districts
Government
 • Mayor (2021–26) Helfried Goetz[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total164 km2 (63 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total10,238
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
26446
Dialling codes0 44 65
Vehicle registrationWTM
Websitewww.friedeburg.de

About 4 kilometers east of the main village of Friedeburg, near the small village named Etzel, one of Europe's largest salt domes is located. This geological feature is part of the 240 million years old Zechstein Group formations. The salt dome, with a volume of 46 million cubic metres, houses important natural gas storages and crude oil storages. In February, 2022, the government of Lower Saxony decided to subsidize the realization of underground hydrogen storages there as well.

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.