Bentheim

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County of Bentheim (German: Grafschaft Bentheim) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the Dutch provinces of Overijssel and Drenthe, the district of Emsland, and the districts of Steinfurt and Borken in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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History

The District has roughly the same territory as the County of Bentheim, a state of the Holy Roman Empire that was dissolved in 1803.

Geography

The small District of Bentheim protrudes into Dutch territory. The Vechte River (Dutch Vecht) traverses the district from south to north and flows into the Netherlands. All major towns are situated along that river.

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Coordinates: 52°25′N 7°05′E / 52.42°N 7.08°E / 52.42; 7.08

Altes Land | Ammerland | Brunswick Land | Calenberg Land | Eichsfeld | Elbe-Weser | Emsland | County of Bentheim | Land Hadeln | Land Wursten | Harz | Hildesheim Börde | Hümmling | Kehdingen | Leine Uplands | Lüneburg Heath | Middle Weser | Oldenburg Land | Oldenburg Münsterland | Osnabrück Land | Eastphalia | East Frisia | Schaumburg Land | Solling | South Lower Saxony | Wendland | Weser Uplands | Wümme Depression

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