Leer (district)

Leer (district)

Infobox German district noregbez
state=Lower Saxony

Leer is a district ("Landkreis") in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northwest and clockwise) the City of Emden, the districts of Aurich, Wittmund, Friesland, Ammerland, Cloppenburg and Emsland, and by the Netherlands (Province of Groningen).


In 1744, East Frisia was annexed by Prussia. In 1867 the region was subdivided into districts, and the districts of Leer and Weener were established. In 1932 these two districts were merged.


The District is located in the southern part of East Frisia. The Ems River runs through the District, coming out of the Emsland in the south and flowing into the Dollart, a bay of the North Sea. The island of Borkum, belonging to the East Frisian Islands, is also a part of the District. Some of the area of the District is in the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park.


Cities and municipalities

Unincorporated Area
The uninhabited island Lütje Hörn is also part of Leer district, but not part of any municipality (unincorporated area).

External links

* [http://www.landkreis-leer.de Official website] de icon
* [http://www.borkum.de Borkum island] de icon nl icon en icon

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