Paderborn

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Paderborn
Paderborn town hall
Paderborn town hall
Flag of Paderborn
Coat of arms of Paderborn
Location of the city of Paderborn within the district
Lage Ort Paderborn Kreis Paderborn.png
Paderborn is located in Germany
Paderborn
Paderborn
Paderborn is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Paderborn
Paderborn
Coordinates: 51°43′N 8°46′E / 51.717°N 8.767°E / 51.717; 8.767Coordinates: 51°43′N 8°46′E / 51.717°N 8.767°E / 51.717; 8.767
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictPaderborn
Subdivisions8
Government
 • MayorMichael Dreier (CDU)
Area
 • Total179.38 km2 (69.26 sq mi)
Highest elevation
347 m (1,138 ft)
Lowest elevation
94 m (308 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total148,677
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
33041-33106
Dialling codes05251, 05252, 05254, 05293
Vehicle registrationPB
Websitepaderborn.de

Paderborn (Low German: Patterbuorn, Paterboärn) 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 [3] and a university.[4]

Paderborn has got a football club in the first mens league in Germany (SC Paderborn 07[5]) and a basketball team in the 2nd German league (Paderborn Baskets).[6]

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. "Population data". Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2008-01-29.
  3. "Bevölkerung / Einwohnerzahlen". Stadt Paderborn (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  4. "Universität Paderborn". www.uni-paderborn.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  5. "SC Paderborn 07". www.scp07.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  6. "Paderborn Baskets – – offizielle Website Paderborn Baskets 91 e.V." paderborn-baskets.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.