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Weyhe
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Location of Weyhe within Diepholz district
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Weyhe
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Weyhe
Coordinates: 52°59′37″N 8°52′24″E / 52.99361°N 8.87333°E / 52.99361; 8.87333Coordinates: 52°59′37″N 8°52′24″E / 52.99361°N 8.87333°E / 52.99361; 8.87333
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictDiepholz
Subdivisions9 districts
Government
 • Mayor (2019–24) Frank Seidel[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total60.25 km2 (23.26 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total31,011
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
28844
Dialling codes04203, 0421
Vehicle registrationDH
Websitewww.weyhe.de

Weyhe is a municipality in the district of Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km south of Bremen.[3]

History

First mentioned in 860, when a sick girl from "Wege" travelled to the grave of Saint Willehad in Bremen. Legend has it that she was cured by a miracle. However, it was not until 1 March 1974 when the municipally was officially christened as "Weyhe". That day, the nine smaller municipalities Kirchweyhe, Leeste, Lahausen, Sudweyhe, Erichshof, Melchiorshausen, Dreye, Jeebel and Ahausen were united.

Education

In the western part there is the KGS Leeste, in the eastern part the KGS Kirchweyhe. These schools are part of the Gesamtschule (comprehensive school) system which employs all three traditional tracks in German education; Hauptschule, Realschule, and Gymnasium.

Twin towns – sister cities

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany

Weyhe is twinned with:[4]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Verzeichnis der direkt gewählten Bürgermeister/-innen und Landräte/Landrätinnen". Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen. April 2021.
  2. ^ Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2020.
  3. ^ weyhe.de
  4. ^ "Partnergemeinden". weyhe.de (in German). Weyhe. Retrieved 2021-02-17.