Süpplingen is a municipality in the district of Helmstedt, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Süpplingen
Coat of arms of Süpplingen
Location of Süpplingen within Helmstedt district
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Süpplingen is located in Germany
Süpplingen
Süpplingen
Süpplingen is located in Lower Saxony
Süpplingen
Süpplingen
Coordinates: 52°13′57″N 10°54′53″E / 52.23250°N 10.91472°E / 52.23250; 10.91472Coordinates: 52°13′57″N 10°54′53″E / 52.23250°N 10.91472°E / 52.23250; 10.91472
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHelmstedt
Municipal assoc.Nord-Elm
Government
 • MayorHarald Schulze
Area
 • Total10.35 km2 (4.00 sq mi)
Elevation
108 m (354 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,790
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
38373
Dialling codes05355
Vehicle registrationHE
Websitewww.suepplingen.de

GeographyEdit

The village is located upon the Schunter in Helmstedt district, Lower Saxony, about 6 km to the west of Helmstedt, by the Bundesstraße 1. It is one of the municipalities constituting the Nord-Elm municipal association. The former mining settlement of Nordschacht does form part of the municipality.

Süpplingenburg, a separate village and municipality which emerged from a mediveal castle complex, is located nearby.

HistoryEdit

Süpplingen was first mentioned in the year 888 AD as sophingi in an exchange certificate.

About 1770, the first open-pit coal mine opended in the area of Süpplingen. During Industrialization in the second half of the 19th Century, the sugar industry emerged as an additional economic sector. Nonetheless, lignite mining continued to be important for the local economy.


From 1885 to 1888 AD, the 54-meter-deep northern shaft of the Süpplinger Germarkung (district) was sunk. It belonged to the Prinz Wilhelm shaft in Wolsdorf, which had existed since 1821 AD. From 1890 AD, a cable car connected the northern shaft with the NorddeutscheZuckerraffinerie Frellstedt (Northern German Sugar Refinary Frellstedt), the main buyer of the coal extracted there. After the drainage failed in 1921 following a machine damage, the northern shaft was abandonned.[2]

ReligionEdit

The Lutheran church St. Lambertus is located in the center of the village. It belongs to the Deanary of Königslutter.

The Catholic church St. Bonifatius was constructed in 1899 AD. Since 2008 it belongs to the parish of St. Ludgeri (Helmstedt).[3]

Twin townsEdit

The twin towns of Süpplingen are:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2020.
  2. ^ Vogt, Werner (1999). Die Braunschweigische Kohlen-Bergwerke AG : Industriegeschichte des Helmstedter Reviers. Andrea Dreifke-Pieper (1. Aufl ed.). München: Econ. ISBN 3-430-11487-X. OCLC 50913389.
  3. ^ Stoffers, Willi (2004). Patronatskirchen zum Gedenken an den Hl. Bonifatius, den Apostel der Deutschen, im Bistum Hildesheim. p. 30/31.