Gronau, Lower Saxony


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Coordinates: 52°04′N 9°47′E / 52.067°N 9.783°E / 52.067; 9.783Coordinates: 52°04′N 9°47′E / 52.067°N 9.783°E / 52.067; 9.783
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hildesheim
Municipal assoc. Leinebergland
  Total 88.13 km2 (34.03 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 10,954
  Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31028
Vehicle registration HI

Gronau is a town and a municipality in the district of Hildesheim, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Leine, approx. 15 km southwest of Hildesheim, and 35 km south of Hanover. Since 1 November 2016, the former municipalities Banteln, Betheln, Brüggen, Despetal and Rheden are part of the municipality Gronau.

Gronau is also the seat of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Leinebergland.

Honiton (UK) is twinned with Gronau.


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