Lügde [ˈlʏçtʰə] (About this soundlisten) is a town in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with c. 9,800 inhabitants (2013).

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Coat of arms of Lügde
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Location of Lügde within Lippe district
North Rhine-WestphaliaLower SaxonyHöxter (district)Paderborn (district)Gütersloh (district)BielefeldMinden-LübbeckeHerford (district)DetmoldBarntrupBlombergDörentrupSchlangenLemgoLageAugustdorfBad SalzuflenExtertalLeopoldshöheHorn-Bad MeinbergLügdeSchieder-SchwalenbergOerlinghausenKalletalLügde in LIP.svg
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Lügde is located in Germany
Lügde
Lügde
Lügde is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Lügde
Lügde
Coordinates: 51°57′00″N 09°15′00″E / 51.95000°N 9.25000°E / 51.95000; 9.25000Coordinates: 51°57′00″N 09°15′00″E / 51.95000°N 9.25000°E / 51.95000; 9.25000
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictLippe
Government
 • MayorHeinrich Josef Reker (non-party)
Area
 • Total88.64 km2 (34.22 sq mi)
Elevation
105 m (344 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,448
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
32668–32676
Dialling codes05281, 05283
Vehicle registrationLIP
Websiteluegde.de

The first written issue of Lügde appears in 784, in the annals of the Frankish Empire, when Charlemagne visited the village during the Saxon Wars. During these wars Charlemagne celebrated his first Christmas in Saxony in Lügde, and the site then became the location of the first church to be built in Saxony. The gothic church was rebuilt in the 12th century and it is still standing today. The church is known as the Kirche St. Kilian.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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