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H÷xter (district)

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State:North Rhine-Westphalia
Adm. Region:Detmold
Area:1,199.764 km²
Inhabitants:155,416 (2002)
pop. density:130 inh./km²
Car identification:HX

H÷xter is a Kreis (district) in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Holzminden, Northeim, Kassel, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Hochsauerland, Paderborn, Lippe.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links


In 1816 the new Prussian government created three districts in the area, H÷xter, Brakel and Warstein. In 1832 H÷xter and Brakel were merged.

The present district was created in 1975 when the former districts Warburg and H÷xter were merged. At the same time the municipalities in the district were merged to form the today's ten cities.


Geographically the district covers the hills east of the Teutoburg Forest, especially the Eggegebirge, and parts of the Weserbergland. The highest elevation is the K÷terberg (Elevation 496 m). The main river is the Weser in the east of the district.

Coat of arms

The lily in the bottom comes from the old coat of arms of the Warburg district, and is also found in the coat of arms of the city Warburg. The blue wave line stands for the river Weser, and the cross in the top derives from the coat of arms of the clerical state Paderborn.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Bad Driburg
  2. Beverungen
  3. Borgentreich
  4. Brakel
  5. H÷xter
  1. MarienmŘnster
  2. Nieheim
  3. Steinheim
  4. Warburg
  5. Willebadessen

External links

Official website (German)