Augustdorf

Augustdorf is a municipality in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has an area of 42.18 km² and c. 9,600 inhabitants (2013).

Augustdorf
Town centre of Augustdorf

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Location of Augustdorf within Lippe district
Augustdorf
Augustdorf
Coordinates: 51°53′59″N 08°43′59″E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictLippe
Government
  MayorAndreas Wulf (CDU)
Area
  Total42.18 km2 (16.29 sq mi)
Elevation
179 m (587 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total10,046
  Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
32832
Dialling codes05237
Vehicle registrationLIP
Websitewww.augustdorf.de

History

In 1775 Simon August, Count of Lippe-Detmold issued a writ of lease (Meierbrief) for the area of today's Augustdorf in favour of August Simon Struß, permitting him to establish a settlement (colony) at Dören hill. In 1779 the actual development plan for the settlement was decided, but the place hardly developed. In 1780 the settlement at Dören consisted of only four tiny thatched huts. In 1789 the settlement was named in honour of Count Simon August.

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