Augustdorf

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Augustdorf
Town centre of Augustdorf
Town centre of Augustdorf
Coat of arms of Augustdorf
Coat of arms
Augustdorf   is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Lippe
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Wulf (CDU)
Area
 • Total 42.21 km2 (16.30 sq mi)
Elevation 179 m (587 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,547
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 32832
Dialling codes 05237
Vehicle registration LIP
Website www.augustdorf.de

Augustdorf is a municipality in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has an area of 42.21 km² and c. 10,000 inhabitants.

History[edit]

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.

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