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German location
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
BrgermeisterPit Clausen
Basic statistics
Area (km2)257.8
Elevation (m)118
Pop. Urban591862
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateBI
Postal code33501-33739
Area code0521, 05202-05209

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Bielefeld (-deˈbiːləfɛlt) is an independent city in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe Region in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With a population of 323,000, it is also the most populous city in the Regierungsbezirk Detmold. Its current mayor is Pit Clausen.

The historical centre of the city is situated north of the Teutoburg Forest, but modern Bielefeld also incorporates boroughs on the opposite side and on the hilltops.

Bielefeld is home to a significant number of internationally operating companies, including Dr. Oetker, Gildemeister and Schüco.

It has a university and several Fachhochschulen.

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