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Paderborn town hall
Paderborn town hall
Coat of arms of Paderborn
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Paderborn
Subdivisions 8
 • Mayor Michael Dreier (CDU)
 • Total 179.38 km2 (69.26 sq mi)
Elevation 94-347 m (−1,044 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 148,126
 • Density 830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 33041-33106
Dialling codes 05251, 05252, 05254, 05293
Vehicle registration PB

Paderborn is a city in the middle west of Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The name of the city derives from the river Pader and "born", an old german term for the source of a river. The river Pader originates in more than 200 springs near Paderborn Cathedral. It has about 150,338 inhabitants [2]and a university[3].

Paderborn has got a soccer team in the 3rd league in Germany (SC Paderborn 07[4]) and a basketball team in the 2nd German league (Paderborn Baskets).[5]

Pope John Paul II visited Paderborn in 1996 and Pope Leo III visited Paderborn in 799.

Paderborn has got a very big cathedral. It was built by Charlemagne ("Karl der Große").

References[change | change source]

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. "Bevölkerung / Einwohnerzahlen". Stadt Paderborn (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11. 
  3. "Universität Paderborn". (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11. 
  4. "SC Paderborn 07". (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11. 
  5. "Paderborn Baskets – – offizielle Website Paderborn Baskets 91 e.V." (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.