Preußisch Oldendorf

Preußisch Oldendorf (German: [ˈpʁɔɪ̯sɪç ˈɔldn̩ˌdɔʁf] (About this soundlisten)) is a town in the Minden-Lübbecke district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. In 1905 the town name Oldendorf was changed officially by putting "Preußisch" in front of it, to make the distinction from other towns with the same name more easy (especially for mail and train stations).

Preußisch Oldendorf
Coat of arms of Preußisch Oldendorf
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Location of Preußisch Oldendorf within Minden-Lübbecke district
MindenHüllhorstEspelkampBad OeynhausenLübbeckeRahdenPetershagenPreußisch OldendorfPorta WestfalicaHilleStemwedeNorth Rhine-WestphaliaLower SaxonyLower SaxonyHerford (district)Lippe (district)Lower SaxonyLower SaxonyPreußisch Oldendorf in MI.svg
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Preußisch Oldendorf is located in Germany
Preußisch Oldendorf
Preußisch Oldendorf
Preußisch Oldendorf is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Preußisch Oldendorf
Preußisch Oldendorf
Coordinates: 52°17′00″N 08°30′00″E / 52.28333°N 8.50000°E / 52.28333; 8.50000Coordinates: 52°17′00″N 08°30′00″E / 52.28333°N 8.50000°E / 52.28333; 8.50000
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
 • MayorMarko Steiner (Ind.)
 • Total68.78 km2 (26.56 sq mi)
67 m (220 ft)
 • Total12,188
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes+49-5742
Vehicle registrationMI


Preußisch Oldendorf is situated on the north side of the Wiehengebirge, approx. 9 km west of Lübbecke, 24 km north-west of Herford and 30 km east of Osnabrück.

Extent and land usage of the boroughEdit

The town's borough has an area of 66.78 km². Its maximum north-south extent is about 11 km, its maximum east-west extent around 10 km. The highest point in the district is the Altes Verbrenn (291.1 m) in the southeast of the borough. The lowest point (45.8 m) lies in the northwest of the borough in the valley of the Großer Dieckfluss. Its entire northern boundary does not exceed 50 m at any point.

The territory of the borough is predominantly used for arable land and is correspondingly rural. In general, only the Wiehen Hills and the Egge ridge are wooded. Hollwinkel Wood is the only smaller woodland on the plain. Because the Wiehen and Egge constitute a relatively wide section of the Wiehen Hills here, woods occupy a relatively high proportion of the land - just under 20% - in comparison with neighbouring districts. The following table gives an overview of land usage:

by type of use
Settlements and
transport routes
Area in ha 4,335 1.343 995 183 3
Proportion 63.3% 19.5% 14.5% 2.7% - %

Source: LDS[2]

Neighbouring placesEdit

Division of the townEdit

Preußisch Oldendorf consists of 10 districts:

  • Börninghausen
  • Engershausen
  • Getmold
  • Harlinghausen
  • Hedem
  • Bad Holzhausen
  • Lashorst
  • Offelten
  • Preußisch Oldendorf
  • Schröttinghausen

Notable residentsEdit


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ "NRW State Office for Data and Statistics NRW: Kommunalprofil Preußisch Oldendorf". Archived from the original on 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2011-08-13.

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