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Syke (German pronunciation: [ˈziːkə]) is a town in the district of Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km south of Bremen.

Syke
Lutheran church
Lutheran church
Coat of arms of Syke
Coat of arms
Location of Syke within Diepholz district
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Syke is located in Germany
Syke
Syke
Syke is located in Lower Saxony
Syke
Syke
Coordinates: 52°54′47″N 08°49′37″E / 52.91306°N 8.82694°E / 52.91306; 8.82694Coordinates: 52°54′47″N 08°49′37″E / 52.91306°N 8.82694°E / 52.91306; 8.82694
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictDiepholz
Subdivisions9 districts
Government
 • MayorSuse Laue
Area
 • Total127.93 km2 (49.39 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,449
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
28857
Dialling codes04242
Vehicle registrationDH
Websitewww.syke.de
Syke Townhall
Syke

Number of inhabitantsEdit

  • 1961: 16.203
  • 1970: 17.013
  • 1979: 19.413
  • 1987: 18.796
  • 1992: 21.411
  • 1997: 23.340
  • 2002: 23.786
  • 2007: 24.527
  • 2011: 24.279
  • 2013: 23.666

MayorsEdit

  • 2001–2013: Harald Behrens (FDP)
  • since 2013: Suse Laue (SPD)

Suse Laue won the election in 2013 with 54,3 % of the vote against three competitors.

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

  • Andreas Frömberg (born 1954), sculptor
  • Gabriele Ullrich (born 1960), author

Other personalitiesEdit

 
Rudi Carrell 1980
  • Rudi Carrell (1934–2006), Dutch game show host and entertainer; lived 1981–2006 in the district of Wachendorf.
  • Reinhold Beckmann (born 1956), TV-conductor and football commentator, made his Abitur in Syke
  • Baba Saad (born 1985), rapper, lived in Syke from 1994 onwards
  • Timo Perthel (born 1989), footballer, played in his youth for the TuS Syke

ReferencesEdit