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Moringen is a town in the district Northeim, in the southern part of Lower Saxony, Germany. The town consists of the center Moringen and eight surrounding villages, Fredelsloh being one of them.

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Coat of arms of Moringen
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Location of Moringen within Northeim district
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Moringen is located in Germany
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Moringen is located in Lower Saxony
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Coordinates: 51°42′N 9°52′E / 51.700°N 9.867°E / 51.700; 9.867Coordinates: 51°42′N 9°52′E / 51.700°N 9.867°E / 51.700; 9.867
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictNortheim
Subdivisions9 districts
Government
 • MayorHartmut Schnabel (Ind.)
Area
 • Total82.25 km2 (31.76 sq mi)
Elevation
137 - 457 m (−1,360 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,956
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
37186
Dialling codes05554
Vehicle registrationNOM
Websitewww.moringen.de

HistoryEdit

The town and its villages were founded over a thousand years ago. It is the seat of a psychiatric hospital, founded in late 19th century. During WWII the hospital was emptied and used by the Nazis as the Moringen concentration camp. Today it is again a psychiatric hospital.

EconomyEdit

Among the larger firms operating in the community is Piller, a maker of industrial fans. The Northeim district's major waste Landfill is in Moringen.

MuseumEdit

  • house KZ Gedenkstätte
  • historic gas holder

LiteratureEdit

  • The Women's Camp in Moringen: A Memoir of Imprisonment in Nazi Germany 1936-1937

by Gabriele Herz (Author), Jane Caplan (Editor), Hildegard Herz (Translator), Howard Hartig (Translator). Berghahn Books (15 Nov 2005). ISBN 1-84545-077-9; ISBN 978-1-84545-077-9.

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