15,676 (31 Dec 2008)
| Lower Saxony|
5 m (16 ft)
Sunday 8:45 PM
| 16°C, Wind S at 10 km/h, 52% Humidity|
Organeum, Heimatverein Rheiderland, Emsauen zwischen Herbrum
Weener ( [ˈveːnɐ]) is a town in the district of Leer, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Netherlands, on the river Ems, approx. 10 km southwest of Leer, and 25 km southeast of Emden. Near Diele, there is a 380 kV-substation, where since 2009 HVDC BorWin1, the first HVDC running to an offshore windpark in Germany runs.
The city was first mentioned in a monastery's records in 951.
South of Weener, there is the 380kV-Ems-Overhead Powerline Crossing.
The town of Weener consists of 9 districts:Weener
Vellage / Halte
Weenermoor / Möhlenwarf
In the district of Leer:Bunde
In the district of Emsland:Papenburg
Wilhelm Dreesmann has been the mayor of Weener since Nov. 1, 2006. He won 51.9% of the votes.
The last election to the town council took place in 2006:SPD = 53,0%, 17 seats
CDU = 19,6%, 6 seats
UWG = 19,0%, 6 seats
Grüne = 5,6%, 2 seats
FDP = 1,9%, 1 seat
Two members of the SPD group have split and form a single group in the council today.
Weener is twinned with:=Eurajoki in Finland
Les Pieux in France
Always on December, 31.1980 - 14.115
1985 - 14.245
1990 - 14.320
1995 - 14.831
2000 - 15.338
2001 - 15.406
2002 - 15.534
2003 - 15.625
2004 - 15.666
2005 - 15.602