Vechta ((:ˈfɛçta)) with a population of nearly 32,000 is the biggest city and also the capital of the Vechta district in Lower Saxony, Germany.
It is known for the 'Stoppelmarkt' fair, which takes place every summer and has a history dating back to 1298. With an attendance of 800,000 visitors it is one of the biggest annual fairs in north-western Germany.〔http://www.stoppelmarkt.de/Der-Stoppelmarkt.aspx〕
The town was in the recent past known as a centre of far northern German Catholicism.
== Town subdivisions ==
Vechta consists of 25 boroughs, but the city proper was made out of 16 boroughs, until in 1933 the three boroughs of the old "Community of Oythe" were added to the city. The six boroughs of the "Community of Langförden" were added to the city in 1974.
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