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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 Heinz Paus (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 825.767/km2 (2,138.73/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. It has about 145,000 inhabitants and a university.

Paderborn has got a soccer team in the 2nd league in Germany (SC Paderborn 07) and a basketball team in the 1st German league (Paderborn Baskets).

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").

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