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Minden
Old City Hall of Minden
Old City Hall of Minden
Coat of arms of Minden
Minden is located in Germany
Minden
Coordinates 52°17′0″N 8°55′0″E / 52.283333°N 8.916667°E / 52.283333; 8.916667
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Minden-Lübbecke
Town subdivisions 19 districts
Mayor Michael Buhre (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 101.08 km2 (39.03 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m  (138 ft)
Population 83,099  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 822 /km2 (2,129 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate MI
Postal codes 32300-32499
Area code 0571
Website www.minden.de
Location of the town of Minden within Minden-Lübbecke district
Map

Minden is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Minden-Lübbecke.

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Geography

Minden is located on the Weser river below the Porta Westfalica gap.

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Neighbouring places

Division of the town

Minden consists of 19 districts:

  • Bärenkämpen
  • Bölhorst
  • Dankersen
  • Dützen
  • Haddenhausen
  • Häverstädt
  • Hahlen
  • Minden (city center)
  • Königstor
  • Kutenhausen
  • Leteln-Aminghausen
  • Meißen
  • Minderheide
  • Nordstadt
  • Päpinghausen
  • Rechtes Weserufer
  • Rodenbeck
  • Stemmer
  • Todtenhausen
Weser watershed

Economy

Melitta headquarters

The company Melitta is headquartered in Minden.[1]

Politics

City Colours

The city colours of Minden are white and red.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Minden is twinned with:=

History

Minden was first mentioned in 798, when Charles the Great (Charlemagne) held a convention at the place.

In the following centuries Minden became a cultural centre of the region. The marriage of Henry the Lion took place in the cathedral of Minden (1168). Minden was a member of the Hanseatic League and capital of the Bishopric of Minden, a principality of the Holy Roman Empire.

After the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 the state was annexed by Brandenburg.

During the Seven Years' War, the Battle of Minden was fought nearby. This British victory is recalled in the British Army's Queen's Division maintaining the "Minden Band".

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References

  1. ^ "Service addresses." Melitta. Retrieved on August 12, 2009.

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

There is more than one place called Minden:

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