Wiesbaden

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Wiesbaden
Luisenplatz in Wiesbaden with the Bonifatiuskirche in the background
Luisenplatz in Wiesbaden with the Bonifatiuskirche in the background
Coat of arms of Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden is located in Germany
Wiesbaden
Coordinates 50°5′0″N 8°15′0″E / 50.083333°N 8.25°E / 50.083333; 8.25
Administration
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Urban district
Town subdivisions 26 districts
Lord Mayor Sven Gerich (SPD)
Governing parties CDUFDPGreens
Basic statistics
Area 204.1 km2 (78.8 sq mi)
Elevation 115 m  (377 ft)
Population  300,427  (30 July 2007)[1]
 - Density 1,472 /km2 (3,812 /sq mi)
Founded 6
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate WI
Postal codes 65001 - 65207, 55240 - 55252
Area codes 0611, 06122, 06127, 06134
Website wiesbaden.de
Location of the town of Wiesbaden within Hesse
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Wiesbaden is a German city near Frankfurt am Main. It is the capital of the federal state of Hesse. Wiesbaden is situated on the right (north) bank of the Rhine (German: "Rhein"), near the city of Mainz (about 10 km (6.2 mi) away from Wiesbaden centre) the opposite side of the river, and a short distance, about 30 km (18.6 mi), from Frankfurt am Main, to the east. Wiesbaden has about 274,000 inhabitants (2005).

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