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Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Lippe
First mentioned
 • Mayor Reiner Austermann (CDU)
 • Total 100.86 km2 (38.94 sq mi)
Elevation 215 m (705 ft)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 41,424
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 32657
Dialling codes 05261
Vehicle registration LIP

Lemgo is a city in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of c. 42,000.

It was founded in the 12th century by Bernhard II at the crossroad of two merchant routes. Lemgo was a member of the Hanseatic League, a medieval trading association of free cities in several northern European countries such as The Netherlands, Germany and Poland. In Lemgo the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University is situated.

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Main building of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University on Campus Lemgo (2010)

British ArmyEdit

From 1947 until 1993, Lemgo hosted successive infantry battalions of the British Army, the last one being the Royal Irish Regiment.

The battalions were based in Stornoway Barracks, known to the locals as Spiegelberg Kaserne. The base was previously the location of a Displaced persons camp and before that a Wehrmacht artillery unit.


The town supports the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie for regular symphony concerts.

International relationsEdit

Lemgo is twinned with:

Twin schoolEdit

Hörstmar County Primary School in Lemgo has a twin school in Holme on Spalding Moor since 1989.

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