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HOHENLIMBURG

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 572 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HOHENLIMBURG, a town of Germany, on the Lenne, in the Prussian prov. of Westphalia, 30 M. by rail S.E. of Dortmund. Pop. (1905) 12,790. It has two Evangelical churches, a Roman Catholic church and a synagogue. The town is the seat of various iron and metal industries, while dyeing, cloth-making and linen-weaving are also carried on here. It is the chief town of the county of Limburg, and formerly belonged to the counts of Limburg, a family which became extinct in 1508. Later it passed to the counts of Bentheim-Tecklenburg. The castle of Hohenlimburg, which overlooks the town, is now the residence of Prince Adolf of Bentheim-Tecklenburg.
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