Leer (district)

Leer (district)

Infobox German district noregbez
name=Leer
state=Lower Saxony
capital=Leer
area=1086
population=163,800
population_as_of=2002
density=151
carsign=LER
url=http://www.landkreis-leer.de

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).

History

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.

Geography

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.

Coat-of-arms

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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