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Minden

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State: North Rhine-Westphalia
Regierungsbezirk: Detmold
District: Minden-Lübbecke
Area: 101.08 km²
Population: 83,046 (12/31/2002)
Population density: 822/km²
Elevation: 42.2 m
Postal code: 32300-32499
Area/distance code: 57-1 (057-1)
Location: Template:Coor dm
Municipal code: 05770024
Car designation: MI
Arrangement of the city: 19 districts
Address of the city administration: 17 Kleiner Domhof
Minden 32423
Website: www.minden.de

Minden is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Located on the Weser river below the Porta Westfalica, it is the capital of the district of Minden-Lübbecke. Population: 85,900.

Minden was first mentioned in 798, when Charlemagne held a convention at the place. In the following centuries Minden became a cultural centre of the region. The marriage of Henry the Lion took place in the cathedral of Minden (1168). Minden was a member of the Hanseatic League and an independent bishopric principality. After the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 the state was annexed by Brandenburg.

During the Seven Years War, the Battle of Minden was fought nearby.

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Subdivisions

Bärenkämpen
Bölhorst
Dankersen
Dützen
Haddenhausen
Häverstädt
Hahlen
Innenstadt
Königstor
Kutenhausen
Leteln-Aminghausen
Meißen
Minderheide
Nordstadt
Päpinghausen
Rechtes Weserufer
Rodenbeck
Stemmer
Todtenhausen

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Persons

External links

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fr:Minden nl:Minden nds:Minn

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