Spenge

Spenge is a town in the district of Herford, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Spenge

Coat of arms
Location of Spenge within Herford district
Spenge
Spenge
Coordinates: 52°07′59″N 08°28′59″E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictHerford
Subdivisions5
Government
  MayorBernd Dumcke (SPD)
Area
  Total40.244 km2 (15.538 sq mi)
Elevation
129 m (423 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total14,487
  Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
32139
Dialling codes05225
05223 (northeast),
05428 (far west),
05206 (south, esp. Nagelsholz)
Vehicle registrationHF
Websitewww.spenge.de

Geography

Spenge is situated north of Bielefeld and west of Herford. It borders Lower Saxony in the west.

Subdivisions

Spenge consists of 5 subdivisions (population as of December 31, 2001):

  • Bardüttingdorf (1,480 inhabitants)
  • Hücker-Aschen (1,465 inhabitants)
  • Lenzinghausen (2,793 inhabitants)
  • Spenge (8,696 inhabitants)
  • Wallenbrück (1,976 inhabitants)

Towns and local subdistricts

  • Affhüpperhöfe
  • Bardüttingdorf
  • Baringdorf
  • Blomeier Hof
  • Bockhorst
  • Bruning
  • Detert-Kriese
  • Diemke
  • Düttingdorf
  • Ellersiek
  • Gehlenbrink
  • Grafahrend
  • Hannighorst
  • Harrenheide
  • Heistersiek
  • Helligen
  • Helliger Heide
  • Hücker
  • Hücker Dorf
  • Hücker Kreuz
  • Hücker-Aschen
  • Hülsmann Hof
  • Kisker
  • Klein Aschen
  • Klockenbrink
  • Lenzinghausen
  • Mantershagen
  • Mark
  • Martmühle
  • Mühlenburg
  • Nagelsholz
  • Neuenfeld
  • Nordspenge
  • Placken
  • Riepe
  • Söttringhausen
  • Spenger Heide
  • Südholz
  • Südspenge
  • Vahrenhölzerhöfe
  • Wallenbrück
  • Werburg
  • Westerhausen
  • Wichlinghauserhöfe
  • Wullbrede


Mayors of the town Sprenge

  • 1969–1984: Karl Obermann (UWG)
  • 1984–1995: Karl-Heinz Wiegelmann (SPD)
  • 1995–2009: Christian Manz (born 1954), (CDU)
  • 2009–today: Bernd Dumcke (SPD)

Notable places

  • Lutheran Church of Sankt Martin built in the 13th Century, within the Altar of St. Martin, created around 1470.
  • Marienkirche in Wallenbrück built 1096, to the west of Spenge
  • Mühlenburg Castle built in 1468.

Sons and daughters of the town

References

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