Paderborn Rural District

German district of North Rhine-Westphalia

Paderborn (IPA: [paːdɐˈbɔʁn]) is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Paderborn
Flag of Paderborn
Flag
Coat of arms of Paderborn
Coat of arms
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Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDetmold
CapitalPaderborn
Area
 • Total1,246.8 km2 (481.4 sq mi)
Population
 (31/12/2014)
 • Total299,071
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationPB
Websitehttp://www.kreis-paderborn.de/

HistoryEdit

Paderborn became a part of Prussia in 1802. After the Napoleonic wars when Prussia created the province Westphalia it split Paderborn into two districts - Paderborn and Büren. In 1975 these two districts were joined together again to make the current Paderborn district.

Coat of armsEdit

  The red cross in the top of the coat of arms symbolizes the clerical state Paderborn. The wavy line below stands for the rivers in the district, especially the Lippe River. The symbol in bottom is from the Lords of Büren.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

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

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