Minden-Lübbecke Rural District

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Minden-Lübbecke
District
Coordinates: 52°23′57″N 8°43′04″E / 52.39917°N 8.71778°E / 52.39917; 8.71778Coordinates: 52°23′57″N 8°43′04″E / 52.39917°N 8.71778°E / 52.39917; 8.71778
Country  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. region Detmold
Capital Minden
Area
 • Total 1,152.1 km2 (444.8 sq mi)
Population (31/12/2006)
 • Total 320,813
 • Density 278.459/km2 (721.21/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration MI

Minden-Lübbecke is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The modern district was formed in 1973 when the two districts of Minden and Lübbecke were merged.

Coat of arms[change | edit source]

Coat of arms In the right half of the coat of arms are the chevrons from the arms of the counts of Ravensberg, who owned part of the district's land. The keys are the sign of the Prince-Bishops of Minden after their patron Saint Peter. After the district was merged with Lübbecke a second key was added, to symbolize the two historic parts. This new arms were granted in 1973.

Towns and municipalities[change | edit source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Minden
  2. Lübbecke
  3. Bad Oeynhausen
  4. Espelkamp
  1. Petershagen
  2. Porta Westfalica
  3. Preußisch Oldendorf
  4. Rahden
  1. Hille
  2. Hüllhorst
  3. Stemwede

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