Hoogstede

Hoogstede is a community in the district of Grafschaft Bentheim in Lower Saxony.

Hoogstede
Coat of arms of Hoogstede
Coat of arms
Location of Hoogstede within Grafschaft Bentheim district
Grafschaft BentheimLower SaxonyNetherlandsEmslandNorth Rhine-WestphaliaBad BentheimOhneSamernSuddendorfSchüttorfQuendorfIsterbergEngdenNordhornWietmarschenGeorgsdorfOsterwaldLageHalleUelsenGeteloWielenItterbeckWielenRingeEmlichheimLaarWilsumGölenkampEscheNeuenhausHoogstedeHoogstede in NOH.svg
About this image
Hoogstede is located in Germany
Hoogstede
Hoogstede
Hoogstede is located in Lower Saxony
Hoogstede
Hoogstede
Coordinates: 52°34′59″N 06°57′00″E / 52.58306°N 6.95000°E / 52.58306; 6.95000Coordinates: 52°34′59″N 06°57′00″E / 52.58306°N 6.95000°E / 52.58306; 6.95000
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGrafschaft Bentheim
Municipal assoc.Emlichheim
Subdivisions7 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorJan Ensink (CDU)
Area
 • Total49.77 km2 (19.22 sq mi)
Elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,844
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
49846
Dialling codes05944
Vehicle registrationNOH
Websitewww.hoogstede.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Hoogstede lies northwest of Nordhorn on the German-Dutch border. The Vechte flows through town, and its tributary, the Lee empties into it here. The community belongs to the Joint Community (Samtgemeinde) of Emlichheim, whose administrative seat is in the like-named community.

Constituent communitiesEdit

The community’s seven centres are Hoogstede, Kalle, Tinholt, Arkel, Bathorn, Scheerhorn and Berge.

HistoryEdit

Hoogstede’s history begins in 1821 when the Evangelical-Reformed parish’s chapel was moved from Arkel to Hoogstede. In 1859, the Catholic church was built, and by and by a population centre developed. In 1953, the Evangelical-Old Reformed church was built, and in 1961 the Lutheran church.

Today, roughly 2,900 people live in Hoogstede and its outlying centres.

ReligionEdit

Hoogstede is home to four churches:

  • Evangelical-Reformed
  • Evangelical-Old Reformed
  • Evangelical-Lutheran
  • Catholic

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Hoogstede’s council is made up of 13 councillors.

(as of municipal election on 10 September 2006)

MayorEdit

The honorary mayor Jan Ensink was elected on 14 November 2006 at the municipal council’s constitutive meeting.

Clubs and associationsEdit

Various clubs and associations have established themselves:

  • Hoogsteder Sportverein (sport club)
  • Landjugend Hoogstede (“rural youth”)
  • Ortsfeuerwehr Hoogstede (fire brigade)
  • DRK-Ortsverein Hoogstede (German Red Cross)
  • Grafschafter Autocross Club GACC
  • Heimatverein Hoogstede-Arkel (“homeland club”)
  • Schützenverein Hoogstede (shooting club)
  • Schützenverein Niedergrafschafter Edelweiß-Schützen Bathorn (shooting club)

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit