Lingen is a town in Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony is a German state situated in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the sixteen states of Germany...

, Germany
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. In 2008 the population was 52,353, and in addition there are about 5,000 people who have registered the city as their secondary residence. Lingen, specifically "Lingen (Ems)", is located on the river Ems in the southern part of the Emsland
Landkreis Emsland is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany named after the river Ems. It is bounded by the districts of Leer, Cloppenburg and Osnabrück, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia , the district of Bentheim and the Netherlands .- History :For a long time the region of the Emsland was...

 county and district
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 respectively, which borders North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
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 in the south and the Netherlands
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 in the west. Lingen was first mentioned in the Middle Ages (975 AD).

More recently Lingen is known for its offshore- and nuclear industry
Nuclear power
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 (nuclear power plant
Nuclear power plant
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s), 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.

Twin cities

Lingen has five twin cities: - Burton upon Trent
Burton upon Trent
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, East Staffordshire
East Staffordshire
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, England
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, UK - Bielawa
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 (Langenbielau), Poland
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 - Marienberg
Marienberg can refer to:*Marienberg, Saxony, the capital of the Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis district of the German state of Saxony*Bad Marienberg, a town in the Westerwaldkreis of Rhineland-Palatinate...

, Saxony
The Free State of Saxony is a landlocked state of Germany, contingent with Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, Bavaria, the Czech Republic and Poland. It is the tenth-largest German state in area, with of Germany's sixteen states....

 - Salt
Salt, Girona
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, Spain
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 - Elbeuf sur Seine
-Population:-Places of interest:* The mairie, also housing the museum.* Two seventeenth century churches.* Some sixteenth century houses.* A fifteenth century stone cross.* The theatre , renovated in the late twentieth century.-Notable people:...

, France
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Notable people

  • Eberhard von Danckelmann
    Eberhard von Danckelmann
    Eberhard von Danckelmann was a German official who served as Prime Minister of Brandenburg-Prussia from 1692-97....

     (1643–1722), statesman of Brandenburg-Prussia
  • Hermann Wilhelm Berning (1877–1955), Bishop of Osnabrück
  • Bernd Rosemeyer
    Bernd Rosemeyer
    Bernd Rosemeyer was a German racing driver.- Career :...

     (1909–1938), racing car driver
  • Peter van Roye
    Peter van Roye
    Peter van Roye is a German rower who competed for West Germany in the 1976 Summer Olympics.He was born in Lingen.In 1976 he and his partner Thomas Strauß won the bronze medal in the coxless pairs event.-External links:*...

     (born 1950), rower
  • Annette Koop (born 1958), athlete
  • Annette Focks (born 1964), composer
  • Ingo Schultz
    Ingo Schultz
    Ingo Schultz is a German sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres.-Career:Schultz took up athletics in 1997, and ran his first 400 metres race in 1998, clocking in 49.45 seconds. The next season he lowered his time to 45.99 s....

     (born 1975), sprinter
  • Stefan Wessels
    Stefan Wessels
    Stefan Wessels is a German footballer and goalkeeper who plays for Odense Boldklub in the Danish Superliga.-Bayern Munich:...

     (born 1979), footballer
  • Michael Rensing
    Michael Rensing
    Michael Rensing is a German footballer who currently plays for 1. FC Köln.-Early career:Born of a German father and a Serbian mother, Rensing joined Bayern in 2000 from TuS Lingen, and went on to develop his talent in the club's youth sides.He spent the 2002–03 season in the German Regionalliga...

    (born 1984), footballer

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