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Lemgo
Coat of arms of Lemgo
Lemgo is located in Germany
Lemgo
Coordinates 52°1′38″N 8°54′42″E / 52.02722°N 8.91167°E / 52.02722; 8.91167
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Lippe
Mayor Reiner Austermann (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 100.86 km2 (38.94 sq mi)
Elevation 215 m  (705 ft)
Population 41,958  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 416 /km2 (1,077 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate LIP
Postal code 32657
Area code 05261
Website www.lemgo.net
Location of the town of Lemgo within Lippe district
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Lemgo is a city in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of c. 42,000.

It was founded in the 12th century by Bernhard II at the crossroad of two merchant routes. Lemgo was a member of the Hanseatic League, a medieval trading association of free cities in several northern European countries such as The Netherlands, Germany and Poland.

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British Army

From 1947 until 1993, Lemgo hosted successive infantry battalions of the British Army, the last one being 2 R IRISH.

The battalions were based in Stornoway Barracks, known to the locals as Spiegelberg Kaserne. The base was previously the location of a Displaced persons camp and before that a Wehrmacht artillery unit.

International relations

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Twin towns — sister cities

Lemgo is twinned with:

Twin school

Hörstmar County Primary School in Lemgo has a twin school in Holme on Spalding Moor since 1989.

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

LEMGO, a town of Germany, in the principality of Lippe, in a broad and fertile plain, 9 m. N. from Detmold and on the railway Hameln-Lage. Pop. (1900) 8840. Its somewhat gloomy aspect, enhanced by the tortuous narrow lanes flanked by gabled houses of the 15th century, has gained for it among countryfolk the sobriquet of the "Witches' nest" (Hexen-Nest). It is replete with interest for the antiquarian. It has four Evangelical churches, two with curiously leaning, lead-covered spires; an old town-hall; a gymnasium; and several philanthropic and religious institutions. Among the latter is the Jungfrauenstift, of which a princess of the reigning house of Lippe-Detmold has always been lady superior since 1306. The chief industry of Lemgo is the manufacture of meerschaum pipes, which has attained here a high pitch of excellence; other industries are weaving, brewing and the manufacture of leather and cigars. The town was a member of the Hanseatic league.


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Lemgo

Lemgo
Coordinates 52°1′38″N 8°54′42″E / 52.02722°N 8.91167°E / 52.02722; 8.91167
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Lippe
Mayor Reiner Austermann (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 100.86 km2 (38.94 sq mi)
Elevation 215 m  (705 ft)
Population 41,958  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 416 /km2 (1,077 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate LIP
Postal code 32657
Area code 05261
Website www.lemgo.net
Location of the town of Lemgo within Lippe district

Lemgo is a city in the Lippe district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of c. 42,000.

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