Ovelgönne

Ovelgönne is a municipality in the district of Wesermarsch, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 27 km northeast of Oldenburg, and 40 km northwest of Bremen.

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Location of Ovelgönne within Wesermarsch district
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Ovelgönne is located in Germany
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Ovelgönne is located in Lower Saxony
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Ovelgönne
Coordinates: 53°21′N 8°24′E / 53.350°N 8.400°E / 53.350; 8.400Coordinates: 53°21′N 8°24′E / 53.350°N 8.400°E / 53.350; 8.400
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictWesermarsch
Subdivisions4 districts
Government
 • MayorThomas Brückmann
Area
 • Total123.81 km2 (47.80 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,176
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
26939
Dialling codes04480
Vehicle registrationBRA
Websitewww.ovelgoenne.de

HistoryEdit

Ovelgönne has its origins in the "Oevelgünne" fortress which was constructed by Count Johann V of Oldenburg (1482-1526) at the end of June 1514 in order to enforce his rule over the surrounding area.

In 1583, Ovelgönne was given additional fortifications. From 1628 to 1631, Imperial Troops were quartered at Ovelgönne during the Thirty Years' War.

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