Weener

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Weener
Coat of arms of Weener
Weener is located in Germany
Weener
Coordinates53°10′9″N 7°21′23″E / 53.16917°N 7.35639°E / 53.16917; 7.35639Coordinates: 53°10′9″N 7°21′23″E / 53.16917°N 7.35639°E / 53.16917; 7.35639
Administration
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictLeer
Town subdivisions9 districts
MayorWilhelm Dreesmann (Ind.)
Basic statistics
Area81.24 km2 (31.37 sq mi)
Elevation5 m  (16 ft)
Population15,714 (31 December 2011)[1]
 - Density193 /km2 (501 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateLER
Postal code26826
Area code04951
Websitewww.weener.de
 
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Weener
Coat of arms of Weener
Weener is located in Germany
Weener
Coordinates53°10′9″N 7°21′23″E / 53.16917°N 7.35639°E / 53.16917; 7.35639Coordinates: 53°10′9″N 7°21′23″E / 53.16917°N 7.35639°E / 53.16917; 7.35639
Administration
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictLeer
Town subdivisions9 districts
MayorWilhelm Dreesmann (Ind.)
Basic statistics
Area81.24 km2 (31.37 sq mi)
Elevation5 m  (16 ft)
Population15,714 (31 December 2011)[1]
 - Density193 /km2 (501 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateLER
Postal code26826
Area code04951
Websitewww.weener.de

Weener (German pronunciation: [ˈveːnɐ]) is a town in the district of Leer, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Netherlands, on the river Ems, approx. 10 km southwest of Leer, and 25 km southeast of Emden. Near Diele, there is a 380 kV-substation, where since 2009 HVDC BorWin1, the first HVDC running to an offshore windpark in Germany runs.

The city was first mentioned in a monastery's records in 951.

South of Weener, there is the 380kV-Ems-Overhead Powerline Crossing.

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Town

Division of the town

The town of Weener consists of 9 districts:

Neighbouring communities

In the district of Leer:

In the district of Emsland:

Politics

Mayor

Wilhelm Dreesmann has been the mayor of Weener since Nov. 1, 2006. He won 51.9% of the votes.

Town Council

The last election to the town council took place in 2006:

Two members of the SPD group have split and form a single group in the council today.

International relations

Weener is twinned with:=

Demographics

Always on December, 31.

References

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