Herford (district)

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Herford
Flag of Herford
Flag
Coat of arms of Herford
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°10′N 8°35′E / 52.167°N 8.583°E / 52.167; 8.583
Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDetmold
CapitalHerford
Area
 • Total449.95 km2 (173.73 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total251,074
 • Density560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHF
Websitehttp://www.kreis-herford.de

Herford (IPA: [ˈhɛʁfɔʁt]) is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The black horse of Wittekind is depicted in the coat of arms of the district. After Wittekind was baptized Charlemagne gave him a white horse as present, which is now in the coat of arms of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bünde
  2. Enger
  3. Herford
  4. Löhne
  5. Spenge
  6. Vlotho
  1. Hiddenhausen
  2. Kirchlengern
  3. Rödinghausen

References[change | change source]

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.

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