Karlsruhe

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Karlsruhe
The town centre of the city of Karlsruhe (Germany) photographed from an aeroplane. It is easy to recognize the historic layout of the town: The streets head away from the palace like the rays of the sun.
The town centre of the city of Karlsruhe (Germany) photographed from an aeroplane. It is easy to recognize the historic layout of the town: The streets head away from the palace like the rays of the sun.
Coat of arms of Karlsruhe
Map of Germany, Position of Karlsruhe highlighted
Coordinates 49°1′0″N 8°24′0″E / 49.016667°N 8.4°E / 49.016667; 8.4
Administration
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Urban district
City subdivisions 27 quarters
Lord Mayor Heinz Fenrich (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 173.46 km2 (66.97 sq mi)
Elevation 115 m  (377 ft)
Population  296,033  (31 December 2012)[1]
 - Density 1,707 /km2 (4,420 /sq mi)
Founded 1715
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate KA
Postal codes 76131 – 76229
Area code 0721
Website www.karlsruhe.de

Karlsruhe is a city in the south-west of Germany, in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Karlsruhe has about 296,000 inhabitants and a Technical University.

It is the seat of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court of Germany). The city was the capital of the former Grand Duchy of Baden.

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg