Höxter (district)

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Höxter
Coat of arms of Höxter
Coat of arms
Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDetmold
CapitalHöxter
Area
 • Total1,201.42 km2 (463.87 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total141,855
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHX, WAR
Websitehttp://www.kreis-hoexter.de

Höxter (IPA: [ˈhœkstɐ]) is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

In 1816 the new Prussian government created three districts in the area, Höxter, Brakel and Warburg. In 1832 Höxter and Brakel were joined together as Höxter.

The present district was created in 1975 when the former districts Warburg and Höxter were merged. At the same time the municipalities in the district were joined to form the ten cities that exist today.[2]

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The lily in the bottom comes from the old coat of arms of the Warburg district, and is also found in the coat of arms of the city Warburg. The blue wave line stands for the river Weser, and the cross in the top derives from the coat of arms of the state of Paderborn, which was controlled by the bishop.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

  1. Bad Driburg
  2. Beverungen
  3. Borgentreich
  4. Brakel
  5. Höxter
  1. Marienmünster
  2. Nieheim
  3. Steinheim
  4. Warburg
  5. Willebadessen

References[change | change source]

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. "Kreis Höxter | 2019". www.kreis-hoexter.de.

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