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Bielefeld

(bē`ləfĕlt), city (1994 pop. 324,670), North Rhine–Westphalia, N central Germany. It has been noted since the 13th cent. for its handmade linens. Other manufactures include silks, clothing, sewing machines, bicycles, machinery, pharmaceuticals, and, most recently, electronic equipment. Chartered in 1214, Bielefeld became a member of the Hanseatic LeagueHanseatic League
, mercantile league of medieval German towns. It was amorphous in character; its origin cannot be dated exactly. Originally a Hansa was a company of merchants trading with foreign lands.
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 in 1270. In 1647 it passed to BrandenburgBrandenburg
, state (1994 est. pop. 2,540,000), c.10,400 sq mi (26,940 sq km), E Germany. Potsdam is the capital; other leading cities include Cottbus, Frankfurt-an-der-Oder, and Brandenburg.
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. It is the seat of a university founded in 1966. Annexation of several neighboring cities in 1973 doubled the size of the city.

Bielefeld

a city in Germany, in NE North Rhine-Westphalia: food, textiles. Pop.: 328 452 (2003 est.)
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