Augustdorf

Augustdorf is a municipality in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has an area of 42.18 km² and c. 9,600 inhabitants (2013).

Augustdorf
Town centre of Augustdorf
Town centre of Augustdorf
Flag of Augustdorf
Flag
Coat of arms of Augustdorf
Coat of arms
Location of Augustdorf within Lippe district
North Rhine-WestphaliaLower SaxonyHöxter (district)Paderborn (district)Gütersloh (district)BielefeldMinden-LübbeckeHerford (district)DetmoldBarntrupBlombergDörentrupSchlangenLemgoLageAugustdorfBad SalzuflenExtertalLeopoldshöheHorn-Bad MeinbergLügdeSchieder-SchwalenbergOerlinghausenKalletalAugustdorf in LIP.svg
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Augustdorf is located in Germany
Augustdorf
Augustdorf
Augustdorf is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Augustdorf
Augustdorf
Coordinates: 51°53′59″N 08°43′59″E / 51.89972°N 8.73306°E / 51.89972; 8.73306Coordinates: 51°53′59″N 08°43′59″E / 51.89972°N 8.73306°E / 51.89972; 8.73306
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictLippe
Government
 • MayorAndreas Wulf (CDU)
Area
 • Total42.18 km2 (16.29 sq mi)
Elevation
179 m (587 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,032
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
32832
Dialling codes05237
Vehicle registrationLIP
Websitewww.augustdorf.de

HistoryEdit

In 1775 Simon August, Count of Lippe-Detmold issued a writ of lease (Meierbrief) for the area of today's Augustdorf in favour of August Simon Struß, permitting him to establish a settlement (colony) at Dören hill. In 1779 the actual development plan for the settlement was decided, but the place hardly developed. In 1780 the settlement at Dören consisted of only four tiny thatched huts. In 1789 the settlement was named in honour of Count Simon August.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.

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