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Paderborn
Paderborn town hall
Paderborn town hall
Flag of Paderborn
Flag
Coat of arms of Paderborn
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Paderborn
Subdivisions 8
Elevation
94-347 m (−1,044.5 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 151,633
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
33041-33106
Dialling codes 05251, 05252, 05254, 05293
Vehicle registration PB
Website paderborn.de

Paderborn 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 and a university.

Paderborn has got a football club in the first mens league in Germany (SC Paderborn 07) and a basketball team in the 2nd German league (Paderborn Baskets).

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").

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