Wathlingen

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Wathlingen
Coordinates: 52°31′N10°9′E / 52.517°N 10.150°E / 52.517; 10.150 Coordinates: 52°31′N10°9′E / 52.517°N 10.150°E / 52.517; 10.150
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Celle
Municipal assoc. Wathlingen
Government
   Mayor Torsten Harms (CDU)
Area
  Total 17.68 km2 (6.83 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2015-12-31) [1]
  Total 6,153
  Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29339
Dialling codes 05144
Vehicle registration CE
Website www.wathlingen.de

Wathlingen is a municipality in the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 10 km southeast of Celle.

Celle is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by the districts of Uelzen, Gifhorn, Hanover and Heidekreis.

Lower Saxony State in Germany

Lower Saxony is a German state (Land) situated in northwestern Germany. It is the second-largest state by land area, with 47,624 km2 (18,388 sq mi), and fourth-largest in population among the 16 Länder federated as the Federal Republic of Germany. In rural areas, Northern Low Saxon and Saterland Frisian are still spoken, but the number of speakers is declining.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

Wathlingen is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Wathlingen.

A Samtgemeinde is an administrative division in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is equivalent with the Amt, and the Verbandsgemeinde (Rhineland-Palatinate). It is an association of municipalities, which executes administrative duties for its member municipalities. A Samtgemeinde should have at least 7,000 inhabitants. The tasks of the Samtgemeinden may be land use planning, wastewater disposal, social security or the organisation of cemeteries and fire stations. It also takes over the sponsorship of elementary schools, the construction of local connecting roads, equipment and entertainment of libraries, sports sites and establishment of other public equipment and can take over other tasks of the member municipalities, for instance, tourism. A large part of the municipalities of Lower Saxony has united to Samtgemeinden.

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