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Old Townhall
Old Townhall
Bielefeld is located in Germany
Coordinates 52°1′00″N 8°31′00″E / 52.0166667°N 8.5166667°E / 52.0166667; 8.5166667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Urban district
City subdivisions 10 districts
Mayor Pit Clausen (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 257.8 km2 (99.5 sq mi)
Elevation 118 m  (387 ft)
Population 325,846  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 1,264 /km2 (3,274 /sq mi)
Founded 1214
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate BI
Postal codes 33501-33739
Area codes 0521, 05202-05209
Districts of Bielefeld
Districts of Bielefeld

Bielefeld is a city in the north-west of Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Bielefeld has about 327,000 people living there and a university.