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Flag of Paderborn
Coat of arms of Paderborn
Coat of arms
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Country  Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. region Detmold
 • Total 1,246.8 km2 (481.4 sq mi)
 • Total 299,071
 • Density 239.871/km2 (621.263/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registration PB

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


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 arms

Coat of arms 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 municipalities

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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