Paderborn

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Paderborn
Paderborn town hall
Paderborn town hall
Coat of arms of Paderborn
Coat of arms
Paderborn is located in Germany
Paderborn
Paderborn
Location of the city of Paderborn within the district
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CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictPaderborn
Subdivisions8
Government
 • MayorMichael Dreier (CDU)
Area
 • Total179.38 km2 (69.26 sq mi)
Elevation
94-347 m (−1,044 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total148,677
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
33041-33106
Dialling codes05251, 05252, 05254, 05293
Vehicle registrationPB
Websitepaderborn.de

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" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. "Bevölkerung / Einwohnerzahlen". Stadt Paderborn (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  3. "Universität Paderborn". www.uni-paderborn.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  4. "SC Paderborn 07". www.scp07.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  5. "Paderborn Baskets – – offizielle Website Paderborn Baskets 91 e.V." paderborn-baskets.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.