Place:Leer, Weser-Ems, Niedersachsen, Germany

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NameLeer
TypeDistrict
Coordinates53.233°N 7.45°E
Located inWeser-Ems, Niedersachsen, Germany
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Borkum
Weener
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Leer is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the northwest and clockwise) the city of Emden, the districts of Aurich, Wittmund, Friesland, Ammerland, Cloppenburg and Emsland, and by the Netherlands (Province of Groningen).

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In 1744, East Frisia was annexed by Prussia. In 1867, the region was subdivided into districts, and the districts of Leer and Weener were established. In 1932, these two districts were merged.

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