Wetzlar

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Wetzlar
The oldtown and the old Lahnbridge
The oldtown and the old Lahnbridge
Coat of arms of Wetzlar
Wetzlar is located in Germany
Wetzlar
Coordinates 50°34′0″N 8°30′0″E / 50.566667°N 8.5°E / 50.566667; 8.5
Administration
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Lahn-Dill-Kreis Rural DistrictLahn-Dill-Kreis
Town subdivisions 8 quarters
Lord Mayor Wolfram Dette (FDP)
Basic statistics
Area 75.67 km2 (29.22 sq mi)
Elevation 148-401 m
Population 52,831  (1 July 2006)
 - Density 698 /km2 (1,808 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate LDK
Postal codes 35521 – 35586
Area code 06441
Website wetzlar.de
Location of the town of Wetzlar within Lahn-Dill-Kreis Rural DistrictLahn-Dill-Kreis district
Map

Wetzlar is a city at the river Lahn in Hesse in Germany. The number of people in the city is about 53,000. Wetzlar is near Frankfurt.

Wetzlar is famous for the historic Oldtown and for Goethe.

The camera maker Leica is there.

Wetzlar has a connection to the Autobahn 45 with three junctions.

Wetzlar is twinned with: