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Herford Rural District

German district of North Rhine-Westphalia

Herford (IPA: [ˈhɛʁfɔʁt]) is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Herford
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Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDetmold
CapitalHerford
Area
 • Total449.95 km2 (173.73 sq mi)
Population
 (31/12/2006)
 • Total253,751
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHF
Websitehttp://www.kreis-herford.de

Coat of armsEdit

  The black horse of Wittekind is depicted in the coat of arms of the district. After Wittekind was baptized Charlemagne gave him a white horse as present, which is now in the coat of arms of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony.

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