Bentheim: Wikis


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Grafschaft Bentheim
NOH in Niedersachsen.svg
Map of Lower Saxony highlighting the district of Grafschaft Bentheim
State Lower Saxony
District seat Nordhorn
Area 981 km²
Population 133,300 (2004)
Pop. density 136 /km²
Licence plate code NOH
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County of Bentheim (German: Grafschaft Bentheim) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the Dutch provinces of Overijssel and Drenthe, the district of Emsland, and the districts of Steinfurt and Borken in North Rhine-Westphalia.



The District has roughly the same territory as the County of Bentheim, a state of the Holy Roman Empire that was dissolved in 1803.


The small District of Bentheim is protruding into Dutch territory. The Vechte River (Dutch Vecht) crosses the district from south to north and leaves to the Netherlands. All major towns are situated along that river.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The arms are identical to the arms of the historic County of Bentheim. The origin of these arms is unknown.

Cities and municipalities

Cities Samtgemeinden
  1. Bad Bentheim
  2. Nordhorn

Free municipalities

  1. Wietmarschen
  1. Emlichheim1
  2. Hoogstede
  3. Laar
  4. Ringe
  1. Esche
  2. Georgsdorf
  3. Lage
  4. Neuenhaus1, 2
  5. Osterwald
  1. Engden
  2. Isterberg
  3. Ohne
  4. Quendorf
  5. Samern
  6. Schüttorf1, 2
  7. Suddendorf
  1. Getelo
  2. Gölenkamp
  3. Halle
  4. Itterbeck
  5. Uelsen1
  6. Wielen
  7. Wilsum
1seat of the Samtgemeinde; ²town

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Coordinates: 52°25′N 7°05′E / 52.42°N 7.08°E / 52.42; 7.08

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