Detmold Government Region

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Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Detmold
Coordinates: 51°56′N 8°53′E / 51.93°N 8.88°E / 51.93; 8.88Coordinates: 51°56′N 8°53′E / 51.93°N 8.88°E / 51.93; 8.88
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Region seat Detmold
 • Total 6,518.14 km2 (2,516.67 sq mi)
Population (31 Dec. 2006)
 • Total 2,065,413
 • Density 316.8715/km2 (820.6935/sq mi)

Detmold (IPA: [ˈdɛtmɔlt]) is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is in the northeast of the state.

The Regierungsbezirk was created in 1947 when the old state of Lippe was put into North Rhine-Westphalia and joined to the old Regierungsbezirk Minden. Regierungsbezirk Minden was one of the original Regierungsbezirke, formed in 1815.

Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Gütersloh
  2. Herford
  3. Höxter
  4. Lippe Rural District
  5. Minden-Lübbecke Rural District
  6. Paderborn
  1. Bielefeld

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