city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Paderborn (Low German: Patterbuorn, Paterboärn) is a city in the middle west of Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The name of the city derives from the river Pader and "born", an old German term for the source of a river. The river Pader originates in more than 200 springs near Paderborn Cathedral. It has about 150,338 inhabitants [3] and a university.[4]

Paderborn town hall
Paderborn town hall
Flag of Paderborn
Coat of arms of Paderborn
Location of the city of Paderborn within the district
Paderborn is located in Germany
Paderborn is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Coordinates: 51°43′N 8°46′E / 51.717°N 8.767°E / 51.717; 8.767
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
 • MayorMichael Dreier (CDU)
 • Total179.38 km2 (69.26 sq mi)
Highest elevation
347 m (1,138 ft)
Lowest elevation
94 m (308 ft)
 • Total152,531
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes05251, 05252, 05254, 05293
Vehicle registrationPB

Paderborn has a football club in the first men's league in Germany (SC Paderborn 07[5]) and a basketball team in the 2nd German league (Paderborn Baskets).[6]

Pope John Paul II visited Paderborn in 1996 and Pope Leo III visited Paderborn in 799.

Paderborn has got a very big cathedral. It was built by Charlemagne ("Karl der Große").

References change

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  2. "Population data". Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2008-01-29.
  3. "Bevölkerung / Einwohnerzahlen". Stadt Paderborn (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  4. "Universität Paderborn". (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  5. "SC Paderborn 07". (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  6. "Paderborn Baskets – – offizielle Website Paderborn Baskets 91 e.V." (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-11.

Other websites change

  Media related to Paderborn at Wikimedia Commons