Lingen, Germany

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Lingen (Ems)
Reformed church mirrored in the Kornblume windows
Reformed church mirrored in the Kornblume windows
Coat of arms of Lingen (Ems)
Location of Lingen (Ems) within Emsland district
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Lingen (Ems) is located in Germany
Lingen (Ems)
Lingen (Ems)
Lingen (Ems) is located in Lower Saxony
Lingen (Ems)
Lingen (Ems)
Coordinates: 52°31′23″N 7°19′23″E / 52.52306°N 7.32306°E / 52.52306; 7.32306Coordinates: 52°31′23″N 7°19′23″E / 52.52306°N 7.32306°E / 52.52306; 7.32306
StateLower Saxony
 • Lord mayor (2018–23) Dieter Krone[1] (Ind.)
 • Total176.15 km2 (68.01 sq mi)
24 m (79 ft)
 • Total55,599
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationEL

Lingen, officially Lingen (Ems), is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. In 2008, its population was 52,353, and in addition there were about 5,000 people who registered the city as their secondary residence. Lingen, specifically "Lingen (Ems)"[3] is located on the river Ems in the southern part of the Emsland District, which borders North Rhine-Westphalia in the south and the Netherlands in the west.


Lingen in 1647

Lingen was first mentioned in the Middle Ages (975 AD).

Economy and education[edit]

Lingen is known for its offshore- and nuclear industry (Emsland Nuclear Power Plant). The University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck has set up a branch campus, located in the centre of Lingen, with the three Institutes for Management and Engineering, Communications Management and Teaching of Theatre. In 2000 the institutes in Lingen merged into the Faculty of Society and Technology. In 2010 there are expected to be about 2,000 students attending.


On 25 July 2019, Lingen set the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded within Germany with a daytime high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit) during a heat wave affecting much of Europe.

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Lingen is twinned with:[4]


Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Verzeichnis der direkt gewählten Bürgermeister/-innen und Landräte/Landrätinnen". Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. April 2021.
  2. ^ "LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-12-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link),
  4. ^ "Die Partnerstädte der Stadt Lingen (Ems)". (in German). Lingen (Ems). Retrieved 2021-02-19.

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