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Paderborn town hall
Paderborn town hall
Coat of arms of Paderborn
Coordinates 51°43′0″N 8°46′0″E / 51.71667°N 8.76667°E / 51.71667; 8.76667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Paderborn
City subdivisions 8
Mayor Heinz Paus (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 179.38 km2 (69.26 sq mi)
Elevation 94-347 m
Population  144,258  (31 December 2006)[1]
 - Density 804 /km2 (2,083 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate PB
Postal codes 33041-33106
Area codes 05251, 05252, 05254, 05293
Location of the city of Paderborn within the district
Location of the city of Paderborn within the district

Paderborn is a city in the middle west of Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has about 145,000 inhabitants and a university.

Paderborn has got a soccer team in the 2nd league in Germany (SC Paderborn 07) and a basketball team in the 1st German league (Paderborn Baskets).

Pope John Paul II visited Paderborn in 1996 and Pope Leo III visited Paderborn in 799.

Paderborn has got a very big cathedral. It was built by Charlemagne ("Karl der Große").


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