Oldenburg (district)

The district of Oldenburg (German: Landkreis Oldenburg, not to be confused with the cities of Oldenburg and Oldenburg in Holstein) is a district in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Diepholz, Vechta, Cloppenburg and Ammerland, the city of Oldenburg, the district of Wesermarsch and the city of Delmenhorst.

Flag of Oldenburg
Coat of arms of Oldenburg
StateLower Saxony
 • Total1,063 km2 (410 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total132,091
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationOL


The district of Oldenburg was established in 1933. Until 1988 the administrative seat was in the city of Oldenburg. Since then the capital has been in Wildeshausen.


The district is located between the metropolitan areas of Oldenburg and Bremen. The Hunte River runs through the district from south to north.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms displays:

  • The red and yellow stripes from the arms of Oldenburg
  • The heraldic cross of the county of Delmenhorst
  • The roses in the bottom were used in the arms of the counts of Oldenburg

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Oldenburg (district)Lower SaxonyVechta (district)Diepholz (district)DelmenhorstBremenCloppenburg (district)AmmerlandOldenburgWesermarschColnradeWinkelsettWildeshausenGroßenknetenPrinzhöfteBeckelnDötlingenWardenburgHattenHarpstedtHudeGanderkeseeDünsenKirchseelteGroß Ippener 
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Samtgemeinden
  1. Wildeshausen

Free municipalities

  1. Dötlingen
  2. Ganderkesee
  3. Großenkneten
  4. Hatten
  5. Hude
  6. Wardenburg
  1. Beckeln
  2. Colnrade
  3. Dünsen
  4. Groß Ippener
  5. Harpstedt1
  6. Kirchseelte
  7. Prinzhöfte
  8. Winkelsett

1seat of the Samtgemeinde


  1. ^ "LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Landkreis Oldenburg at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°00′N 8°25′E / 53.0°N 8.42°E / 53.0; 8.42