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Flag of Herford
Flag
Coat of arms of Herford
Coat of arms
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Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDetmold
CapitalHerford
Area
 • Total449.95 km2 (173.73 sq mi)
Population
 (31/12/2006)
 • Total253,751
 • Density563.954/km2 (1,460.634/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationHF
Websitehttp://www.kreis-herford.de

Herford (IPA: [ˈhɛʁfɔʁt]) is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The black horse of Wittekind is depicted in the coat of arms of the district. After Wittekind was baptized Charlemagne gave him a white horse as present, which is now in the coat of arms of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bünde
  2. Enger
  3. Herford
  4. Löhne
  5. Spenge
  6. Vlotho
  1. Hiddenhausen
  2. Kirchlengern
  3. Rödinghausen

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