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Oldenburg (district)

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Oldenburg (district)

The district of Oldenburg (German: Landkreis Oldenburg, not to be confused with the cities of Oldenburg and Oldenburg in Holstein) is a district in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Diepholz, Vechta, Cloppenburg and Ammerland, the city of Oldenburg, the district of Wesermarsch and the city of Delmenhorst.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Coat of arms 3
  • Towns and municipalities 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The district of Oldenburg was established in 1933. Until 1988 the administrative seat was in the city of Oldenburg. Since then the capital has been in Wildeshausen.

Geography

The district is located between the metropolitan areas of Oldenburg and Bremen. The Hunte River runs through the district from south to north.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:

  • The red and yellow stripes from the arms of Oldenburg
  • The heraldic cross of the county of Delmenhorst
  • The roses in the bottom were used in the arms of the counts of Oldenburg

Towns and municipalities

Towns Samtgemeinden
  1. Wildeshausen


Free municipalities

  1. Dötlingen
  2. Ganderkesee
  3. Großenkneten
  4. Hatten
  5. Hude
  6. Wardenburg
  1. Beckeln
  2. Colnrade
  3. Dünsen
  4. Groß Ippener
  5. Harpstedt1
  6. Kirchseelte
  7. Prinzhöfte
  8. Winkelsett

1seat of the Samtgemeinde

References

External links

Media related to Landkreis Oldenburg at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (German)

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