Vlotho

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Vlotho is a city in Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It borders on Herford and Löhne in the west, Bad Oeynhausen and Porta Westfalica (both Minden-Lübbecke district) in the north, Kalletal in the east, and Lemgo and Bad Salzuflen (both Lippe district) in the south.

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Basic data

  • 76,92 km²
  • Population 20451 (as of June 30, 2002)
  • Population density : 266/km²
  • ZIP code : 32602
  • Area code : 05733
  • Location :
    • 52 ° 10 ´ N
    • 8 ° 52 ´ E

Districts

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  • Exter
  • Uffeln (http://www.uffeln.de)
  • Valdorf
  • Vlotho

Geography

Vlotho is located along the Weser river, south of the Wiehengebirge, bordering on the Ravensberger Hügelland in the west, Lipperland in the south, and the Weserbergland in the east. The Weser river runs through the city east to north and thus separates the northeast part of the town, Uffeln, from the rest of the city. The highest point is the Bonstapel at 342 m in the south-east.

History

In 1969, the old city of Vlotho was unified with the communities of Exter and Valdorf. In 1973, Uffeln (formerly part of Minden) joined Vlotho.

Economy

A major part of the local economy is the emerging tourist industry.

Sights

External links

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