|• Mayor||Gert Klaus (SPD)|
|• Total||60.04 km2 (23.18 sq mi)|
|Elevation||213 m (699 ft)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||05282, 05284, 05233|
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).
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
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.
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.
- Official Website of Schieder-Schwalenberg (in German)
- Schiedersee (in German)
- Website of the TuS 08 Brakelsiek Football Club in Schieder-Schwalenberg (in German)
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