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Ganderkesee is a municipality in Oldenburg district, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Ganderkesee
Aerial view of Ganderkesee in 2012
Aerial view of Ganderkesee in 2012
Coat of arms of Ganderkesee
Coat of arms
Ganderkesee is located in Germany
Ganderkesee
Ganderkesee
Location of Ganderkesee within Oldenburg district
Oldenburg (district)Lower SaxonyVechta (district)Diepholz (district)DelmenhorstBremenCloppenburg (district)AmmerlandOldenburgWesermarschColnradeWinkelstettWildeshausenGroßenknetenPrinzhöfteBeckelnDötlingenWardenburgHattenHarpstedtHudeGanderkeseeDünsenKirchseelteGroß IppenerGanderkesee in OL.svg
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Coordinates: 53°02′09″N 08°32′54″E / 53.03583°N 8.54833°E / 53.03583; 8.54833Coordinates: 53°02′09″N 08°32′54″E / 53.03583°N 8.54833°E / 53.03583; 8.54833
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictOldenburg
Government
 • MayorAlice Gerken-Klaas
Area
 • Total138.26 km2 (53.38 sq mi)
Elevation27 m (89 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total31,100
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes27777
Dialling codes04222, 04221, 04223
Vehicle registrationOL
Websiteganderkesee.de

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GeographyEdit

Geographical LocationEdit

Ganderkesee is located on the northern edge of a nature park called "Wildeshauser Geest". The northernmost part of the community is in the glacial valley of the Weser. The sandy, higher and hilly terrain of Geest joins south.

The municipality Ganderkesee bordered to the east by the city of Delmenhorst, in the north of the communities Lemwerder and Berne in the district Wesermarsch and to the municipality Hude, to the west of the town Hatten and on the south by the municipalities Dötlingen and Harpstedt.

Geographical ClassificationEdit

Ganderkesee includes 25 hamlets with about 31,200 residents: Ganderkesee, Almsloh, Bergedorf, Bookholzberg, Bookhorn, Bürstel, Elmeloh, Falkenburg, Grüppenbühren, Habbrügge, Havekost, Heide, Hengsterholz, Hohenböken, Holzkamp, Hoyerswege, Hoykenkamp, Immer, Neuenlande, Rethorn, Schierbrok, Schlutter, Schönemoor, Steinkimmen and Stenum.

HistoryEdit

Ganderkesee was mentioned in 860 AD for the first time under the name of "Gandrikesarde".

TriviaEdit

CouncilEdit

Chairman: Gerd Brand, CDU

The Council of Ganderkesee:

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