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Details
State: North Rhine-Westphalia
Region: Detmold
District: Höxter
Area: 168.71 km²
Population: 24, 292 (31/12/2003)
Population density: 152 inhabitants/km²
Height: 230 metres
Postal code: 34414
Area code: 0 56 41
Location: Template:Coor dm
License plate: WAR, HX
Official Municipality Key: 05 7 62 036
Administrative Structure: 16 Sectors
Administrative Contact: Bahnhofstraße 28
34414 Warburg

Tel. 05641 92-0
Fax. 05641 92-582

Website: www.warburg.de
E-Mail Address: info@warburg.de (mailto:info@warburg.de)
Politics
Mayor: Michael Stickeln (CDU)
Ruling Party: CDU
Last Election: 26th September 2004
Next Election: 2009

Warburg is a city in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in the district Höxter. It has a population of about 25,000 citizens (10,000 within the city proper ), and is located at Template:Coor dm.

The city is remarkable for its ancient cityscape with a number of medieval mansions and three large churches, which owned it the inoffical tile of the westphalian Rothenburg. It streches from the old city in a river valley to the new city on a flat hilltop. The Desenberg, a cone-shaped hill (which geologically is a dormant volcano) with a castle ruin overlooks the city.

First mentioned in 1036, Warburg became member of the Hanseatic League in 1364. The city began to decline in the 17th century with the Thirty Years' War but again rose to prominence as the capital of the Warburg District from 1816 until 1974. In 1975 the Warburg District merged with the Höxter District. In the same year, several adjoining independent municipalities were merged into the city of Warburg.

In the 16th century Warburg gave its name to the renowned jewish Warburg banking family. The perhaps most prominent Warburg was Paul Warburg (1868-1932), a persuasive advocate of central banking in the United States and intellectual father of the Federal Reserve System, who in 1914 was appointed to the first Federal Reserve Board by US President Woodrow Wilson and became its second vice-chairman in 1916.

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