Marklohe

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Marklohe
Coat of arms of Marklohe
Coat of arms
Location of Marklohe
Marklohe is located in Germany
Marklohe
Marklohe
Marklohe is located in Lower Saxony
Marklohe
Marklohe
Coordinates: 52°40′N 09°10′E / 52.667°N 9.167°E / 52.667; 9.167Coordinates: 52°40′N 09°10′E / 52.667°N 9.167°E / 52.667; 9.167
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Nienburg/Weser
Municipal assoc. Marklohe
Government
 • Mayor Horst Reschke (CDU)
Area
 • Total 32.94 km2 (12.72 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,527
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
31608
Dialling codes 05021
Vehicle registration NI
Website www.marklohe.de

Marklohe is a municipality in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Geography

Geographical location

The municipality of Marklohe is located 5 km from Nienburg on the opposite side of the river Weser and midway between Verden (Aller) and Minden. Marklohe is the administrative seat of Marklohe ("Collective Community"), and the community of Balge, Marklohe and Wietzen.

Municipality structure

The municipality of Marklohe belongs to a district that directly adjoins the district of Lemke and Wohlenhausen, and is about 1,5 km from the district of Ortsteil Oyle.

History

In 1931 the town changed from its original name, Lohe, to Marklohe. The speculation was that the central gathering place, Marklohe, was called Marklo by the pre-Christian Saxons. That idea could not be certified.

Politics

Municipal government

The municipal government of Marklohe consists of 15 council men and council women.

(As of municipal elections on 11 September 2011)

Mayor

In the current local election period (2011-2016), Günther Ballandat (SPD) serves as the honorary mayor of the municipality.

Culture and items of interest

There is an open-air theater in Marklohe. It is the home of the Amateur Players Association of Marklohe, and is operated by volunteers. Each summer they present Low German dialect play.

The association is also active in the winter months. Here, in the France Guest House in Marklohe the horn works of Nienburg (Weser) are played.

Buildings

The church of St. Clement of Rome was built in the 12th century and has wall paintings and carvings in the choir.

Economy and infrastructure

The community is located just off the route 214. The route runs from Nienburg/Weser to Sulingen, and Bundesstraße 6 from Nienburg/Wesser to Bremen.

Climate

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[2]

Personalities

  • Hans Adolf von Arenstorff (1895–1952), Major-General and landowner
  • Magdalene Thimme (1880–1951), German educator and opponent to National Socialism
  • William Thimme (1879–1966), German theologian and professor

References

  1. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2017
  2. ^ Climate Summary for closest city on record

External links

  • Municipality website
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