Exter (Vlotho)

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Exter
Ortsteil of Vlotho
Rural scene with highway bridge in background
Rural scene with highway bridge in background
Districts of Vlotho
Lippe (district)Lower SaxonyGütersloh (district)Minden-LübbeckeMinden-LübbeckeBielefeldNorth Rhine-WestphaliaEngerLöhneBündeKirchlengernHerfordSpengeHiddenhausenRödinghausenVlothoVlotho Ortsteile Exter.svg
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Exter is located in Germany
Exter
Exter
Exter is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Exter
Exter
Coordinates: 52°08′16″N 08°46′48″E / 52.13778°N 8.78000°E / 52.13778; 8.78000Coordinates: 52°08′16″N 08°46′48″E / 52.13778°N 8.78000°E / 52.13778; 8.78000
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictHerford
TownVlotho
Elevation
99 m (325 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2007)
 • Total3,057
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
32602
Dialling codes05228
Vehicle registrationHF

Exter [ˈɛkstɐ] (About this soundlisten) is a suburb of the town Vlotho in the district of Herford, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Exter has a population of just over 3,000 (June 2007) and makes up the westernmost part of the town Vlotho.

Location[edit]

Exter borders on Herford in the west, Löhne and Bad Oeynhausen (both Minden-Lübbecke district) in the north, the suburb Valdorf of Vlotho in the east, and Bad Salzuflen (Lippe district) in the south. Bundesautobahn 2 goes through the village.

The highest point is the Steinegge at 255.5 m, the lowest point is at Hagenmühle at 99.6 m.

History[edit]

The name Exter was first mentioned in the 12th century in a document of the convent in Herford.

Attractions[edit]

The windmill built in 1850 in Solterwisch has been renovated and is fully functional.[1]

The Anglican-Lutheran church, built in 1666, was consecrated as the first Anglican highway church in Germany in 1959.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lindemanns Windmühle" (in German). Geschichtswerkstatt Exter. Retrieved 19 May 2010.
  2. ^ Steiner, Ralf. "Autobahnkirchen in Deutschland" (in German). Autobahnkirche.de. Retrieved 19 May 2010.

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