Obernkirchen

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Obernkirchen
Coat of arms of Obernkirchen
Coat of arms
Obernkirchen   is located in Germany
Obernkirchen
Obernkirchen
Coordinates: 52°15′59″N 9°7′4″E / 52.26639°N 9.11778°E / 52.26639; 9.11778Coordinates: 52°15′59″N 9°7′4″E / 52.26639°N 9.11778°E / 52.26639; 9.11778
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Schaumburg
Subdivisions 5
Government
 • Mayor Oliver Schäfer
Area
 • Total 32.55 km2 (12.57 sq mi)
Elevation 209 m (686 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,295
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31683
Dialling codes 0 57 24
Vehicle registration SHG
Website www.obernkirchen.de

Obernkirchen (German pronunciation: [oːbɐnˈkɪʁçən]) is a town in the district of Schaumburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 8 km southwest of Stadthagen, and 15 km east of Minden.

Obernkirchen is a small town in the shadows of the Bückeberg, a hill range in the Weser Uplands. It overlooks the vast lower lying part of the old county of Schaumburg Lippe, now the district of Schaumburg, with the town of Bückeburg at its feet.

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Dinosaur footprint from a trackway near Obernkirchen