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Soest
Coat of arms of Soest Location of Soest in Germany

Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region Arnsberg
District Soest
Population 48,538 source (2005)
Area 85.81 km²
Population density 566 /km²
Elevation 90 m
Coordinates 51°35′ N 8°6′ E
Postal code 59494
Area code 02921
Licence plate code SO
Mayor Eckhard Ruthemeyer (CDU)
Website soest.de
Soest
Soest

Soest (pronounced [zoːst]) is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located east of Dortmund along the Hellweg. Neighbouring towns are Hamm, Lippstadt, Erwitte, Werl. It is the capital of the Soest district. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Lage_der_Stadt_Soest_in_Deutschland. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: , usually shortened to NRW) is - in terms of population and economic output - the largest and westernmost Federal State of Germany. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... Arnsberg is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the south-east of the country. ... There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ... Soest is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... see also Telephone numbering plan of Germany for further codes including service numbers, cell phones etc. ... German car number plates (Kfz-Kennzeichen) show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands) is the largest conservative political party in Germany. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 134 KB) Soest, Germany Photo from the German Wikipedia, uploaded by: de:Benutzer:AxelHeymann Author: Axel Heymann, 2001 de: Beschreibung: Soest in Westfalen Quelle: fotografiert am 20. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 134 KB) Soest, Germany Photo from the German Wikipedia, uploaded by: de:Benutzer:AxelHeymann Author: Axel Heymann, 2001 de: Beschreibung: Soest in Westfalen Quelle: fotografiert am 20. ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: , usually shortened to NRW) is - in terms of population and economic output - the largest and westernmost Federal State of Germany. ... Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. ... Map of Germany showing Hamm Hamm is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Lippstadt is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Erwitte is a town and a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Werl is a small city located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ... Soest is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...

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History

Due to the fertile soil the area around Soest was long occupied before in 836 the first official paper mentions a village ("Dagobertsche Schenkung": the origin of this document is historically uncertain). But there is no doubt that Soest is a very old place of living: Excavations in the last two decades showed that the tradition of settling in the Soest area reaches for more than 4.000 years. In the 11th and 12th century Soest did grow a lot, making it one of the biggest cities in Westphalia with about 10,000 citizens. It was also an important member of the Hanseatic League at that time until 1609. Events Abbasid caliph al-Mutasim establishes new capital at Samarra, Iraq. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Westphalia (German: Westfalen) is a region in Germany, centred on the cities of Bielefeld, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Münster, and Osnabrück and included in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. ... Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ... // Events April 4 – King of Spain signs an edit of expulsion of all moriscos from Spain April 9 – Spain recognizes Dutch independence May 23 - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia. ...


Being always very self-confident, Soest in the so-called Soester Fehde from 1444 to 1449 liberated itself from the bishop of Cologne, the owner of Westphalia. No longer capital of Westphalia, the city aligned itself with the duke of Cleves. This victory was a Pyrrhus-alike victory: The city had been strong enough to withstand the powerful archbishop of cologne, but, as an important place of international trade at the time the victory caused the end of far-trade also - the "liberated" town was surrounded by two third with territories of other interest. When the last duke of Cleves died in 1609 that dukedom was inherited by Brandenburg; after a short siege Soest was also part of it. During and after the Thirty Years' War Soest suffered a tremendous loss of both population and influence; at the lowest point in 1756 it only had 3,600 citizens. Events March 2 - Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg proclaimed commander of the Albanian resistance April 16 - Truce of Tours. ... Events January 6 - Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine Emperor. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Westphalia (German: Westfalen) is a region in Germany, centred on the cities of Bielefeld, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Münster, and Osnabrück and included in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. ... Westphalia (German: Westfalen) is a region in Germany, centred on the cities of Bielefeld, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Münster, and Osnabrück and included in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. ... The Duchy of Cleves (Herzogtum Kleve) was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in present Germany (part of North Rhine-Westphalia) and the Netherlands (parts of Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland). ... Pyrrhus can be: Pyrrhus or Neoptolemus, son of Achilles Pyrrhus of Epirus, king of Epirus in the 3rd century BC This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... // Events April 4 – King of Spain signs an edit of expulsion of all moriscos from Spain April 9 – Spain recognizes Dutch independence May 23 - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


With the creation of the Soest district in 1817 its influence slowly rose. However, the industrialization of the Ruhr area did not reach Soest, thus keeping it a small city. Soest is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Map of the Ruhr Area The Ruhr Area (German Ruhrgebiet, colloquially Ruhrpott or Kohlenpott or simply Pott) is an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, consisting of a number of large (former) industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to the west, and Lippe to...


St Patrokli Dom

St Patrokli Dom (St. Patroclus' Cathedral), in Soest
St Patrokli Dom (St. Patroclus' Cathedral), in Soest

In 960, Bruno I, Archbishop of Cologne translated St. Patroclus' relics from Troyes and buried them in 964 at St Patrokli Dom in Soest, where he is still today venerated. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 493 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 1246 pixel, file size: 226 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: St. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 493 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 1246 pixel, file size: 226 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: St. ... Events Edgar the Peaceable crowned King of England. ... Brun or Bruno I (925-965) was Archbishop of Cologne from 953 until his death, and Duke of Lotharingia from 954. ... Saint Patroclus (Patroccus; Parre; Patroklus) of Troyes was a Christian martyr who died around 259 AD. A wealthy native of Troyes, he was noted for his charity. ... Relics can be: Relics: the remains of saints (usually bones), honored in the Catholic and Orthodox churches. ... Troyes is a town in northeastern France. ... Events Nicephorus II begins campaign to recapture Cilicia. ...


Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows a key, which is the symbol for Saint Peter, the patron of Cologne. The coat was not modified even after Soest no longer fell under the jurisdiction of Cologne. Saint Peter, also known as Simon ben Jonah/BarJonah, Simon Peter, Cephas and Kepha — original name Simon or Simeon (Acts 15:14) — was one of the Twelve Apostles whom Jesus chose as his original disciples. ...


Twinning

Soest is twinned with Bangor, Wales. For the 1997 film, see Twin Town Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Bangor, in north Wales, is one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. ...


External links

  • Official Website (in German)
  • Articles about "Aldegrever and the Protestant Reformation in Soest" / virtual exhibition "Iconoclastic Controversy and sensual pleasure - Heinrich Aldegrever" with introductory texts and about 170 commented copperplate engravings
  • Tourist attractions in Soest

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