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the Hümmling borders in the northeast on the Saterland, in the east and southeast on that Old citizen cathedral country, in the west and southwest to the Ems country, in the north at East Frisia.
Hümmling the Geestrücken in the eastern Ems country is called, which consists of a natural hill landscape with both relatively unfruchtbaren sandy soil, and moorland and peat fields. Its highest collection is the wind mountain (73 m and. NN) with Werpeloh. The Hümmling is source area of following rivers/brooks: Ohe, Marka, Mittelradde and Nordradde.
The largest municipalities on the Hümmling are Werlte, then gel, ester ways, Lähden, Surwold, Lorup and Börger.
The Hümmling was until 1803 part of the Niederstift Münster, came then to the duchy arene mountain (1803-1810), was part of the Empire of France (1810-1814)and 1814 came to the Kingdom of Hanover, with this 1866 at Prussia.
The Hümmling was called in the old person realm also free Hümmling, since the farmers were not personally dependent in it.
of the Hümmling is Roman-catholic coined/shaped to 93%.After that 2. World war many refugees drew from the former east areas and since 1990 Russian-Germans in the Hümmling, those apart from the catholic faith also to the Neuapostoli church and evangelikalen faith directions belong (Pfingstbewegung, Baptisten).
a typical Hümmlinger speciality is „the Baukweiten Janhinnerk “, a pancake from book wheat flour with syrup, apple mash, Preiselbeeren, egg, cheese, bread or brown bread.
„The national anthem “of the Hümmlings is „the Hümmelske Bur “, a song, which types the characteristic characteristics of the local population.
The colloquial language is also today still the Hümmlinger flat, which is ranked among the dialects northof Lower Saxony of the of Lower Saxony one. Only the generation after approximately. 1975 bearing high-German grew up.
Hümmling is also a former district (1867 - 1932) in the province Hanover (Prussia) and/or. an office in the Kingdom of Hanover (1815 - 1866). 1932 it was combined with the district ash village to the district Aschendorf Hümmling. The seat of the old circle Hümmling was then gel.
see: District Hümmling