Dörentrup

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Dörentrup
Coat of arms of Dörentrup
Coat of arms
Location of Dörentrup
Dörentrup is located in Germany
Dörentrup
Dörentrup
Dörentrup is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Dörentrup
Dörentrup
Coordinates: 52°01′59″N 09°00′00″E / 52.03306°N 9.00000°E / 52.03306; 9.00000Coordinates: 52°01′59″N 09°00′00″E / 52.03306°N 9.00000°E / 52.03306; 9.00000
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictLippe
Government
 • MayorFriedrich Ehlert (CDU)
Area
 • Total49.79 km2 (19.22 sq mi)
Elevation
130 m (430 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,787
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
32694
Dialling codes0 52 65
Vehicle registrationLIP
Websitewww.doerentrup-lippe.de

Dörentrup is a municipality in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has an area of 49.79 km² and c. 8,000 inhabitants (2013).

The name is derived from the Low German word for hill passes, Dören.

Night lighting scheme[edit]

A remarkable feature in this village is its night lighting scheme. Every night at 11 pm, all street lights turn off. Inhabitants can then request that lights be turned back on as needed by sending a code to a special phone number called Dial4light. Each street has its own code that can be found either online on a specific website or on each light post. This is intended to reduce energy use, save money, respect the nocturnal fauna and avoid light pollution.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.

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