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Bentheim

County of Bentheim (German: Grafschaft Bentheim) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the Dutch provinces of Overijssel and Drenthe, the district of Emsland, and the districts of Steinfurt and Borken in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Railway station Bad Bentheim

History

The District has roughly the same territory as the County of Bentheim, a state of the Holy Roman Empire that was dissolved in 1803.

Geography

The small District of Bentheim protrudes into Dutch territory. The Vechte River (Dutch Vecht) traverses the district from south to north and flows into the Netherlands.

Coat of arms

The arms are identical to the arms of the historic County of Bentheim. The origin of these arms is unknown.

Cities and municipalities

Cities Samtgemeinden
  1. Bad Bentheim
  2. Nordhorn


Free municipalities

  1. Wietmarschen
  1. Emlichheim1
  2. Hoogstede
  3. Laar
  4. Ringe
  1. Esche
  2. Georgsdorf
  3. Lage
  4. Neuenhaus1, 2
  5. Osterwald
  1. Engden
  2. Isterberg
  3. Ohne
  4. Quendorf
  5. Samern
  6. Schüttorf1, 2
  1. Getelo
  2. Gölenkamp
  3. Halle
  4. Itterbeck
  5. Uelsen1
  6. Wielen
  7. Wilsum
1seat of the Samtgemeinde; ²town

References

External links

  • Official website

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