PAPENBURG, a town in the Prussian province of Hanover, i27 m. by rail S. by W. of Emden, and near the right bank of the vEms, with which it is connected by a canal 3 m. long. Pop. (1905), 7673. It lies in the centre of extensive moors and in appearance resembles a Dutch town. The industries include shipbuilding, oil and glass mills, and manufactures of chemicals, cement, nickel goods and machinery. It is a very prosperous port and its trade, carried on mainly by water, is mostly in the agricultural produce of the extensive moors and pasture lands which lie around it. Papenburg was founded in 1675 and became a town in 1860.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)