Borstel (district of Diepholz)

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Coat of arms of the Borstel community
Borstel (district of Diepholz)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality of Borstel highlighted

Coordinates: 52 ° 40 ′  N , 8 ° 59 ′  E

Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
County : Diepholz
Joint municipality : Siedenburg
Height : 53 m above sea level NHN
Area : 31.08 km 2
Residents: 1220 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 39 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 27246
Area code : 04276
License plate : DH, SY
Community key : 03 2 51 008
Community structure: 4 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Nienburger Str. 6
27246 Borstel
Website :
Mayor : Dieter Engelbart ( community of voters )
Location of the Borstel community in the Diepholz district
Landkreis Diepholz Niedersachsen Nordrhein-Westfalen Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Osnabrück Landkreis Nienburg/Weser Bremen Delmenhorst Landkreis Verden Landkreis Vechta Landkreis Oldenburg Landkreis Cloppenburg Stemshorn Lemförde Quernheim Brockum Marl Quernheim Hüde Lembruch Dümmer Diepholz Drebber Barnstorf Wetschen Dickel Rehden Hemsloh Barver Freistatt Wehrbleck Bahrenborstel Varrel Kirchdorf Wagenfeld Barenburg Barenburg Eydelstedt Sulingen Drentwede Scholen Ehrenburg Neuenkirchen Maasen Borstel Siedenburg Mellinghausen Staffhorst Schwaförden Asendorf Affinghausen Sudwalde Schwarme Martfeld Bruchhausen-Vilsen Twistringen Bassum Syke Weyhe Stuhrmap
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Borstel ( Low German : Bössel ) is a municipality in the Diepholz district in Lower Saxony . It belongs to the Samtgemeinde Siedenburg in which its administrative headquarters in spots Siedenburg has.


Borstel is located between the Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park and the Steinhuder Meer Nature Park, roughly halfway between Bremen and Minden , directly on the B 214 between Sulingen and Nienburg / Weser .

The neighboring communities of Siedenburg , Staffhorst , Wietzen , Pennigsehl , Voigtei and Maasen are located clockwise .

The four districts of the municipality are:

  • Bockhop
  • Borstel
  • Camp
  • Simmering (this also includes shame ways)

Three nature reserves extend south-east of Borstel :


The community was first mentioned in a document in 1302.

On March 1, 1974, the communities Bockhop, Campen and Sieden were incorporated.


City council and mayor

The Borstel town council is made up of 11 councilors. (Status: local election on September 11, 2016)

The honorary mayor Dieter Engelbart was elected on September 9, 2001.

coat of arms

Blazon : The coat of arms of the community shows in black a golden post covered with a black kettle hook , in each of the flanks a silver halberd with a golden handle, the edges facing outwards.

Culture and sights

Economy and Infrastructure

The community is located directly on the federal highway 214, which leads from Diepholz to Nienburg / Weser.


  • In 2016, the district youth fire brigade tent camp of the Diepholz district took place in Borstel for the first time.

Web links

Commons : Borstel  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Office for Statistics Lower Saxony, LSN-Online regional database, Table 12411: Update of the population, as of December 31, 2019  ( help ).
  2. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 200 .
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