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Encyclopedia > Paderborn (district)
State: North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. Region: Detmold
Capital: Paderborn
Area: 1,245.27 km²
Inhabitants: 293,791 (2002)
pop. density: 236 inh./km²
Car identification: PB
Homepage: http://www.kreis-paderborn.de

Paderborn is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Gütersloh, Lippe, Höxter, Hochsauerland, and Soest.



Paderborn was a clerical state until it was included into Prussia in 1803. After the Napoleonic wars when Prussia created the province Westphalia it also created two districts roughly covering the area of the previous state - Paderborn and Büren. In 1975 these two districts were merged to the current Paderborn district.


The Paderborn district is located at the western slope of the Teutoburg Forest, west of the Eggegebirge. The highest elevation is the Am Totenkopf at the district border near Bleiwäsche (Bad Wünnenberg) with 498 m, the lowest near Delbrück with 77 m. The main river in the district is the Lippe, which has its spring in Bad Lippspringe.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The red cross in the top of the coat of arms symbolizes the clerical state Paderborn, the historic precursor of today's district. The wave line below stands for the rivers in the district, especially the Lippe River. The symbol in bottom derives from the Lords of Büren.

Towns and municipalities

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

External links

  • Official website (http://www.kreis-paderborn.de) (German)

Rural and urban districts in North Rhine-Westphalia

Aachen (town) | Aachen (district) | Bielefeld | Bochum | Bonn | Borken | Bottrop | Cleves (Kleve) | Coesfeld | Cologne (Köln) | Dortmund | Duisburg | Düren | Düsseldorf | Ennepe-Ruhr | Essen | Euskirchen | Gelsenkirchen | Gütersloh | Hagen | Hamm | Heinsberg | Herford | Herne | Hochsauerland | Höxter | Krefeld | Leverkusen | Lippe | Märkischer Kreis | Mettmann | Minden-Lübbecke | Mönchengladbach | Mülheim | Münster | Neuss | Oberbergischer Kreis | Oberhausen | Olpe | Paderborn | Recklinghausen | Remscheid | Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis | Rhein-Erft-Kreis | Rhein-Sieg | Siegen-Wittgenstein | Soest | Solingen | Steinfurt | Unna | Viersen | Warendorf | Wesel | Wuppertal

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  Results from FactBites:
Germany Guide - North Rhine-Westphalia : Paderborn (957 words)
Paderborn has an important computer and high-tech industry, with such companies as Wincor Nixdorf and Orga Systems headquartered in the city.
The Saxons defeated, Pope Leo III established the Bishopric of Paderborn to bolster the position of the Roman Catholic Church in the region.
Paderborn is located on the short A33 motorway, connecting the E331/A44 (Dortmund-Kassel) to the E34/A2 (Duisburg-Bielefeld-Hannover).
Paderborn (district): Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com (221 words)
Paderborn is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Paderborn was a clerical state until it was included into Prussia in 1803.
The Paderborn district is located at the western slope of the Teutoburg Forest, west of the Eggegebirge.
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