Paderborn (district)

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Paderborn
Flag of Paderborn
Coat of arms of Paderborn
North rhine w PB.svg
Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°42′36″N 8°44′24″E / 51.71000°N 8.74000°E / 51.71000; 8.74000
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDetmold
CapitalPaderborn
Area
 • Total1,246.8 km2 (481.4 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total308,335
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationPB
Websitehttp://www.kreis-paderborn.de/

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.

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