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Detmold (region)

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Regierungsbezirk Detmold
Map o North Rhine-Westphalie heichlichtin the Regierungsbezirk o Regierungsbezirk Detmold
Map o North Rhine-Westphalie heichlichtin the Regierungsbezirk o Regierungsbezirk Detmold
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Region seatDetmold
 • Total6518.14 km2 (2,516.67 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total2,057,480
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Hermann monument near Detmold

Detmold (German pronunciation: [ˈdɛtmɔlt]) is ane o the five Regierungsbezirks o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany, locatit in the north-east o the state. It is congruent wi the admeenistratively no existent aurie o Ostwestfalen-Lippe (OWL) (East Westphalie-Lippe).

The Regierungsbezirk wis creatit in 1947 when the umwhile state o Lippe wis incorporatit intae North Rhine-Westphalie bi mergin the umwhile Regierungsbezirk Minden wi the territory o Lippe-Detmold. The Regierungsbezirk Minden dates back tae 1815, when the municipality type Regierungsbezirk wis creatit initially.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Regierungsbezirk Detmold is locatit in the north-east o North Rhine-Westphalie an tharefore it forms the aurie whare the German law muntains are dividit frae the North German Plain. As the Regierungsbezirk haes an expanse o circa 6,500 km² it is ane fift o the aurie o North Rhine-Westphalia. North an east o the Regierungsbezirk thare is the German state o Lawer Saxony, sooth thare is the state o Hesse. At the western border there is the Regierungsbezirk o Arnsberg an the Regierungsbezirk o Münster.

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

The admeenistration is locatit in Detmold in the destrict o Lippe. Syne 21 Julie 2005 Marianne Thomann-Stahl (FDP) is the leader o the admeenistration (Regierungspräsidentin).

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Regierungsbezirk consists o sax destricts wi 69 municipalities, an o ane destrict-free ceety.

Kreisfreie Städte
(destrict-free ceeties)
  1. Gütersloh
  2. Herford
  3. Höxter
  4. Lippe
  5. Minden-Lübbecke
  6. Paderborn
  1. Bielefeld

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Regierungsbezirk Detmold haes twa historical ruits:

  • the East Westphalie pairt (amaist 80% o the auriea) belangit tae the umwhile Proushie Province o Westphalie an thare it formit the unit o the Regierungsbezirk Minden. In 1946 the Proushie Province formit the new state o North Rhine-Westphalie alang wi the northren Rhineland.
  • the region roughly aroond the the day's destrict o Lippe wis criled Land Lippe till 1947 an it wis a separate German State juist like Prosuhie. Till 1918 it haed been a principality (Fürstentum), then a Free State (Freistaat) an so it haes a different historical backgrund than East Westphalie.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 Juin 2022.

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