|Lord Mayor||Boris Pistorius (SPD)|
|Area||119.80 km2 (46.26 sq mi)|
|Elevation||63 m (207 ft)|
|Population||163,357 (30 June 2006)|
|- Density||1,364 /km2 (3,532 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Postal codes||49074 – 49090|
Osnabrück is a city in Germany in the state of Lower Saxony. It is around 1,200 years old. 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.
It is known as the City of Peace.
References[change | edit source]
- "Osnabrück Today". Derby's website. http://www.derby.gov.uk/communityliving/twinning/osnabrucktoday.htm. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
- "Welcome to Osnabrück". Osnabrück's website. http://www.osnabrueck.de/25374.asp. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
- "Osnabrück – City of Peace". Tourism Marketing Niedersachsen. http://www.niedersachsen-tourism.de/en/regionen-staedte/staedte/osnabrueck/index.php. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
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