Schieder-Schwalenberg

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Schieder-Schwalenberg
Coat of arms of Schieder-Schwalenberg
Coat of arms
Schieder-Schwalenberg   is located in Germany
Schieder-Schwalenberg
Schieder-Schwalenberg
Coordinates: 51°52′59″N 09°10′59″E / 51.88306°N 9.18306°E / 51.88306; 9.18306Coordinates: 51°52′59″N 09°10′59″E / 51.88306°N 9.18306°E / 51.88306; 9.18306
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Lippe
Government
 • Mayor Gert Klaus (SPD)
Area
 • Total 60.04 km2 (23.18 sq mi)
Elevation 213 m (699 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,708
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 32816
Dialling codes 05282, 05284, 05233
Vehicle registration LIP
Website www.schieder-schwalenberg.de

Schieder-Schwalenberg is a town in the Lippe district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 km (12 mi) east of Detmold.

It consists of 8 communes, which have been combined to a town in 1970. The names of the communes are Schieder, Brakelsiek, Schwalenberg, Lothe, Ruensiek, Wöbbel, Siekholz and Kreienberg, the district Schieder together with Glashütte is a Kneipp health resort. Together they have c. 9,300 residents (2007).

Geography[edit]

Schieder-Schwalenberg is located between the Teutoburger Wald and the Weserbergland. The district of Schieder is situated on the banks of Schiedersee, an artificial lake that is fed and drained by the River Emmer.

Coat of arms[edit]

The swallow on the red ground depicts Schwalenberg's municipal coat of arms. On the blue ground the crown represents the summer residence of the House of Lippe, the castle at Schieder. The white line in between represents the River Emmer.

Economy[edit]

The main industrial sector is the furniture industry. Schieder Möbel are the main producer of furniture. Apart from the furniture branch tourism plays an important part in the economy. Tourists, mainly from Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, often come to rent holiday flats for a short break. The Schiedersee and the Glashütte district attract many visitors.

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