Detmold (region)

Regierungsbezirk Detmold
Map o North Rhine-Westphalie heichlichtin the  Regierungsbezirk o Regierungsbezirk Detmold
Map o North Rhine-Westphalie heichlichtin the Regierungsbezirk o Regierungsbezirk Detmold
Kintra Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Region seat Detmold
Aurie
 • Tot 6,518.14 km2 (2,516.67 sq mi)
Population (31 Dizember 2015) [1]
 • Tot 2,057,996
 • Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Wabsteid www.brdt.nrw.de
Hermann monument near Detmold

Detmold (German pronunciation: [ˈdɛtmɔlt]) is ane o the five Regierungsbezirks o North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany, locatit in the north-east o the state. It is congruent wi the admeenistratively no existent aurie o Ostwestfalen-Lippe (OWL) (East Westphalie- Lippe).

The Regierungsbezirk wis creatit in 1947 when the umwhile state o Lippe wis incorporatit intae North Rhine-Westphalie bi mergin the umwhile Regierungsbezirk Minden wi the territory o Lippe-Detmold. The Regierungsbezirk Minden dates back tae 1815, when the municipality type Regierungsbezirk wis creatit initially.

Location

The Regierungsbezirk Detmold is locatit in the north-east o North Rhine-Westphalie an tharefore it forms the aurie whare the German law muntains are dividit frae the North German Plain. As the Regierungsbezirk haes an expanse o circa 6,500 km² it is ane fift o the aurie o North Rhine-Westphalia. North an east o the Regierungsbezirk thare is the German state o Lawer Saxony, sooth thare is the state o Hesse. At the western border there is the Regierungsbezirk o Arnsberg an the Regierungsbezirk o Münster.

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