Suddendorf

Suddendorf is a village and a former municipality in the district of Grafschaft Bentheim in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 November 2011, it is part of the town Schüttorf.

Suddendorf
Ortsteil of Schüttorf
Location of Suddendorf
Suddendorf is located in Germany
Suddendorf
Suddendorf
Suddendorf is located in Lower Saxony
Suddendorf
Suddendorf
Coordinates: 52°18′N 7°13′E / 52.300°N 7.217°E / 52.300; 7.217Coordinates: 52°18′N 7°13′E / 52.300°N 7.217°E / 52.300; 7.217
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGrafschaft Bentheim
TownSchüttorf
Area
 • Total8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Elevation
34 m (112 ft)
Population
 (2010-12-31)
 • Total1,089
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
48465
Dialling codes05923
Vehicle registrationNOH
Websitewww.suddendorf.de

HistoryEdit

The name Suddendorf comes from the earlier form Zudendorpe, Zuden meaning “south” and dorpe – cognate with the Englishthorpe” – meaning “village”. It was therefore descriptive of the village’s location south of Schüttorf.

Suddendorf has roughly 1,000 inhabitants in several settled centres and farms.

PoliticsEdit

MayorEdit

The community’s honorary mayor is Karl-Ernst Kiewit.

Culture and sightseeingEdit

ClubsEdit

  • Schützenverein Suddendorf (shooting club, founded 1886)
  • Spielmannszug Suddendorf (band, founded 1950)
  • SV Suddendorf-Samern (sport club, founded 1959)

Regular eventsEdit

Each year in Suddendorf, a marksmanship festival, a children’s marksmanship festival, a Stoppelfest (literally “stubble festival” – a celebration of the harvest) and a Christmas market are held.

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