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North rhine w mi.png
Country Germany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. regionDetmold
CapitalMinden
Area
 • Total1,152.1 km2 (444.8 sq mi)
Population
 (31/12/2006)
 • Total320,813
 • Density278.459/km2 (721.21/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationMI
Websitehttp://www.minden-luebbecke.de

Minden-Lübbecke is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The modern district was formed in 1973 when the two districts of Minden and Lübbecke were merged.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms In the right half of the coat of arms are the chevrons from the arms of the counts of Ravensberg, who owned part of the district's land. The keys are the sign of the Prince-Bishops of Minden after their patron Saint Peter. After the district was merged with Lübbecke a second key was added, to symbolize the two historic parts. This new arms were granted in 1973.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Minden
  2. Lübbecke
  3. Bad Oeynhausen
  4. Espelkamp
  1. Petershagen
  2. Porta Westfalica
  3. Preußisch Oldendorf
  4. Rahden
  1. Hille
  2. Hüllhorst
  3. Stemwede

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