Paderborn Rural District

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Coordinates: 51°42′57″N 8°45′11″E / 51.7158°N 8.7530°E / 51.7158; 8.7530Coordinates: 51°42′57″N 8°45′11″E / 51.7158°N 8.7530°E / 51.7158; 8.7530
Country  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. region Detmold
Capital Paderborn
 • Total 1,245.27 km2 (480.80 sq mi)
Population (31/12/2006)
 • Total 299,127
 • Density 240.2106/km2 (622.142/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration PB

Paderborn (IPA: [paːdɐˈbɔʁn]) is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History[change | change source]

Paderborn became a part of Prussia in 1802. After the Napoleonic wars when Prussia created the province Westphalia it split Paderborn into two districts - Paderborn and Büren. In 1975 these two districts were joined together again to make the current Paderborn district.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The red cross in the top of the coat of arms symbolizes the clerical state Paderborn. The wavy line below stands for the rivers in the district, especially the Lippe River. The symbol in bottom is from the Lords of Büren.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Cities Municipalities
  1. Bad Lippspringe
  2. Bad Wünnenberg
  3. Büren
  4. Delbrück
  1. Lichtenau
  2. Paderborn
  3. Salzkotten
  1. Altenbeken
  2. Borchen
  3. Hövelhof

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