Nienburg, Lower Saxony

Nienburg (official name: Nienburg/Weser) (Low German: Nienborg, Neenborg or Negenborg) is a town and capital of the district Nienburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Nienburg

Coat of arms
Location of Nienburg within Nienburg district
Nienburg
Nienburg
Coordinates: 52°38′28″N 9°12′25″E
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictNienburg
Subdivisions4 districts
Government
  MayorHenning Onkes (Ind.)
Area
  Total64.45 km2 (24.88 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total31,550
  Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
31582
Dialling codes05021
Vehicle registrationNI
WebsiteNienburg.de

Geography

Situated on the scenic German Timber-Frame Road, Nienburg lies on the river Weser, approximately 55 km (34 mi) southeast of Bremen, and 45 km (28 mi) northwest of Hanover. Nienburg is the largest town in the Middle Weser Region.

Demography

Year19871992199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Population29.42731.44432.83732.78932.65932.61132.45432.46232.54332.69132.80332.76432.38432.20532.15231.92431.862

(as of Dec. 31st)[2]

Structure

Nienburg, including quarters

  • Erichshagen
  • Holtorf
  • Langendamm
  • Schäferhof/Kattriede
  • Nordertor
  • Leintor
  • Lehmwandlung
  • Alpheide

History

The major reason for the emergence and development of Nienburg into the largest city in the Middle Weser region was its location at a convenient ford in the Weser River, leading to multiple trade routes radiating from the location. As early as 1025 the location was referred to as Negenborg, i.e. New Castle. In 1215 it began to be referred to as a city, a civitas, when Count Henry I of Hoya began the residence of his ruling line. From 1582 until 1866 the Guelph (Welf) Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg controlled the county, except for Napoleonic French rule from 1803 to 1813.[3]

The former suburb Wölpe refers to Grafen (earl) von Wölpe and the associated castle.

Politics

Mayor

The mayor is Henning Onkes (independent). He was reelected in 2014 against three competitors.[4]

Local council (Stadtrat)

The 38 members of the "Stadtrat" are divided among:

  • CDU: 13, among them the second deputy mayor Wilhelm Schlemermeyer
  • SPD:14, among them the first deputy mayor Rolf Warnecke
  • Alliance '90/The Greens: 6, among them the third deputy mayor Hedda Freese
  • FDP: 1
  • Wählergemeinschaft - Independent Union of Citizens WG 3
  • The Left (Germany): 1
  • One additional vote by the elected mayor of Nienburg, Mr. Henning Onkes, who doesn't belong to any political party

The elections in September 2016 showed the following results:

  • CDU: 13 seats
  • SPD: 12 seats
  • Alliance 90/The Greens: 5 seats
  • Wählergruppe Nienburg: 3seats
  • FDP: 2 seats
  • THE LEFT: 2 seats
  • ULN: 1 seat

International relations

Nienburg is twinned with:[5]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2018.
  2. "Home". Nls.niedersachsen.de. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. "Startseite - Stadt Nienburg/Weser". Nienburg.de. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. "Nach dem vorläufigen Ergebnis der Direktwahl ist eine Stichwahl erforderlich" (PDF). Landeswahlleiter.niedersachsen.de. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  5. "Nienburg - freundschaften". nfww.de (in German). Nienburg (Weser). Retrieved 2019-12-04.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.