German city

Osnabrück is a city in Germany in the state of Lower Saxony. It is around 1,200 years old.[3] The castle dates back to the 19th century. The city was founded by Charlemagne. About 165,000 people live there. It is twinned with Derby, UK, as well as five other cities around Europe.

mid-June 2009 aerial view of downtown Osnabrück
mid-June 2009 aerial view of downtown Osnabrück
Flag of Osnabrück
Coat of arms of Osnabrück
Location of Osnabrück
Osnabrück is located in Germany
Osnabrück is located in Lower Saxony
Coordinates: 52°17′N 8°3′E / 52.283°N 8.050°E / 52.283; 8.050
StateLower Saxony
DistrictUrban district
 • Lord mayorWolfgang Griesert[1] (CDU)
 • City119.80 km2 (46.26 sq mi)
63 m (207 ft)
 • City165,034
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes0541
Vehicle registrationOS

Osnabrück is in the south of the state, on the border with North Rhine-Westphalia. It shares an airport with the neighbouring city of Münster which is in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the only German city in a national park.[4]

It is known as the City of Peace.[5]

Notable people change

Ernest Augustus, Duke of York, ca 1740
Sophia von Kielmansegg, Countess of Darlington, 18th C.
Olaf Scholz, 2022
Christian Wulff, 2014
Friedrich Clemens Gerke, 1840
Erich Maria Remarque, 1929
Heike Nagel (née Hustede), 1966

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References change

  1. Hinrichs 2013.
  2. "LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen.
  3. "Osnabrück Today". Derby's website. Archived from the original on October 20, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  4. "Welcome to Osnabrück". Osnabrück's website. Archived from the original on February 26, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  5. "Osnabrück – City of Peace". Tourism Marketing Niedersachsen. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  6.   "Friedrich Staphylus" . Catholic Encyclopedia. 1912.
  7. Vian, Alsager Richard (1889). "Ernest Augustus (1674-1728)" . Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 17. p. 393.
  8. "Möser, Justus" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 18 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 895.
  9. "Fortlage, Karl" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 10 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 725.
  10. "Abeken, Heinrich" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 1 (11th ed.). 1911. pp. 38–39.
  11.   "Ludwig Windthorst" . Catholic Encyclopedia. 1912.
  12. "Blass, Friedrich" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 4 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 44.
  13. Fagan, Louis Alexander (1887). "Closterman, John" . Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 11. pp. 125–126.

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