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Saterland (Saterland Frisian: Seelterlound) is a municipality in the German federal state of Lower Saxony. In 2003, it had 12,790 inhabitants. It occupies an area of 123.5 km2 and lies between the cities of Leer, Cloppenburg, and Oldenburg. Saterland Frisian, also known as Sater Frisian or Saterlandic (Seeltersk), is the last living dialect of the East Frisian language. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Jump to: navigation, search Germany is a federal republic made up of 16 states, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Cloppenburg is a town in Lower Saxony, capital of the district Cloppenburg. ... Oldenburg is an Independent City in Lower Saxony, Germany. ...


In medieval times, Saterland was a sandy region occupying an area of about 15 km long by 1-4 km wide surrounded by marshes. It was settled between the 10th and 13th centuries by Frisians from East Frisia. Being relatively isolated, the inhabitants developed their own form of the Frisian language, Saterland Frisian, which survives to this day. The "Saterfriesen," as the speakers of this language are called in German, are the smallest minority recognized by the federal government. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Patterns in the sand Sand is an example of a class of materials called granular matter. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... In geography, a marsh is a type of wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... East Frisia (Ostfriesland) is a coastal region in the northwest of the German federal state of Lower Saxony. ... Frisian is a Germanic language, or group of closely related languages, spoken by around half a million members of an ethnic group living on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. ... Saterland Frisian, also known as Sater Frisian or Saterlandic (Seeltersk), is the last living dialect of the East Frisian language. ... The definition of a minority group can vary, depending on specific context, but generally refers to either a sub-group that does not form either a majority or a plurality of the total population, or a group that, while not necessarily a numerical minority, is disadvantaged or otherwise has less... The Federal Republic of Germany (in German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is a federal representative democracy. ...


The municipality was formed in 1974, when the smaller municipalities Strücklingen (Strukelje in Saterland Frisian), Ramsloh (Roomelse), Sedelsberg (Seeidelsbierich) and Scharrel (Schäddel) were merged. Jump to: navigation, search 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Saterland Frisian, also known as Sater Frisian or Saterlandic (Seeltersk), is the last living dialect of the East Frisian language. ...


On the area of the municipality of Saterland is the VLF transmitter DHO38, a large VLF transmitter of the German Navy for sending commands to submarines. The VLF transmitter DHO38 is a transmitter for VLF of the German Navy near Saterland, West-Rhauderfehn, North-Germany. ... // History German frigate Karlsruhe rescuing shipwrecked people off the coast of Somalia while participating in the international anti-terror operation ENDURING FREEDOM, April 2005 The German Navy (German: Deutsche Marine   listen?) is the navy of Germany. ... Jump to: navigation, search USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ...


External links

  • Official site of the municipality (in German)

Other information is available In Saterland itself :)


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SATERLAND, (3017 words)
Saterland (Seelterlound) is tegenwoordig een gemeente van drie dorpen - Ramsloh (Roomelse), Strücklingen (Strukelje) en Scharrel (Schäddel) - in het noordwesten van het vroegere land Oldenburg.
Toch is slechts een deel van de Nederduits sprekenden in Saterland zelf in staat om het Saterfries te verstaan, zo groot is het verschil.
Dat is mijn boodschap vanuit het taaleiland Saterland.
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