Osnabrück

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Osnabrück
mid-June 2009 aerial view of downtown Osnabrück
mid-June 2009 aerial view of downtown Osnabrück
Flag of Osnabrück
Flag
Coat of arms of Osnabrück
Coat of arms
Osnabrück is located in Germany
Osnabrück
Osnabrück
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CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictUrban district
Government
 • Lord MayorWolfgang Griesert[1] (CDU)
Area
 • City119.80 km2 (46.26 sq mi)
Elevation
63 m (207 ft)
Population
(2015-12-31)[2]
 • City162,403
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
 • Metro
272,674
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
49074–49090
Dialling codes0541
Vehicle registrationOS
Websitewww.osnabrueck.de

Osnabrück is a city in Germany in the state of Lower Saxony. It is around 1,200 years old.[3] The castle dates back to the 19th century. The city was founded by Charlemagne. It has about 165,000 inhabitants, and is twinned with Derby, UK, as well as five other cities around Europe.

Osnabrück is in the south of the state, on the border with North Rhine-Westphalia. It shares an airport with the neighbouring city of Münster which is in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the only German city in a national park.[4]

It is known as the City of Peace.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hinrichs 2013.
  2. Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)
  3. "Osnabrück Today". Derby's website. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  4. "Welcome to Osnabrück". Osnabrück's website. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  5. "Osnabrück – City of Peace". Tourism Marketing Niedersachsen. Retrieved September 25, 2011.