|• Mayor||Dieter Krone|
|• Total||176.15 km2 (68.01 sq mi)|
|Elevation||24 m (79 ft)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Lingen is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. In 2008, its population was 52,353, and in addition there were about 5,000 people who registered the city as their secondary residence. Lingen, specifically "Lingen (Ems)" is located on the river Ems in the southern part of the Emsland district, which borders North Rhine-Westphalia in the south and the Netherlands in the west. Lingen was first mentioned in the Middle Ages (975 AD).
Lingen is known for its offshore- and nuclear industry (Emsland Nuclear Power Plant), but also for its beautiful nature alongside the river Ems. The University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck has set up a branch campus, located in the centre of Lingen, with the three Institutes for Management and Engineering, Communications Management and Teaching of Theatre. In 2000 the institutes in Lingen merged into the Faculty of Society and Technology. In 2010 there are expected to be about 2000 students attending.
On 25 July 2019, Lingen set the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded within Germany with a daytime high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit) during a heat wave affecting much of Europe.
Twin towns – sister cities
Lingen is twinned with:
- Eberhard von Danckelmann (1643–1722), Prime Minister of Brandenburg-Prussia from 1692-97
- Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen (c.1691–c.1747), German-American Dutch-Reformed minister and theologian
- Konrad Beckhaus (1821–1890), a German Protestant clergyman and botanist
- Joseph Rosemeyer (1872-1919), a German track cyclist, competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens
- Hermann Wilhelm Berning (1877–1955), Bishop of Osnabrück, 1914-1955
- Herms Niel (1888-1954 in Lingen), composer of military songs and marches
- Bernd Rosemeyer (1909–1938), racing car driver
- Harry Kramer (1925-1997), German sculptor, choreographer, dancer and professor of art
- Beatrix Borchard (born 1950), a German musicologist and author.
- Peter van Roye (born 1950), a German rower who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics
- Wilfried Telkämper (born 1953), MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament 1989-1992
- Jens Gieseke (born 1971), a German politician, CDU Member of the European Parliament
- Ingo Schultz (born 1975), retired German 400 metres runner
- Michael Rensing (born 1984), footballer, a goalkeeper for Fortuna Düsseldorf
- Thilo Leugers (born 1991), football player with SV Meppen
- Janik Jesgarzewski (born 1994), a German footballer, plays for SV Meppen
- Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2018.
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- "Die Partnerstädte der Stadt Lingen (Ems)". lingen.de (in German). Lingen (Ems). Retrieved 2019-11-27.