Bremen

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Bremen
Clockwise from top: Bremer Marktplatz, Bremen Hauptbahnhof, the Werdersee and the Town Musicians statue
Clockwise from top: Bremer Marktplatz, Bremen Hauptbahnhof, the Werdersee and the Town Musicians statue
Flag of Bremen
Flag
Coat of arms of Bremen
Coat of arms
Bremen is located in Germany
Bremen
Bremen
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CountryGermany
StateBremen
Government
 • First mayorCarsten Sieling (SPD)
 • Governing partiesSPD / Green
Area
 • City326.73 km2 (126.15 sq mi)
 • Metro11,627 km2 (4,489 sq mi)
Elevation12 m (39 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • City557,464
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
 • Metro2,400,000
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes28001–28779
Dialling codes0421
Vehicle registrationHB (with 1 to 2 letters and 1 to 4 digits)[2]
WebsiteBremen online

Bremen is a city in the north of Germany. It is the capital of the State of Bremen.

Bremen has about 545,000 inhabitants. It has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

The city' official name today includes the name Hansestadt (hanseatic city) in memory of its history, where it has been important part in the hanseatic league. The architecture of the city and the region as well is influenced by this historic period.

Other hanseatic cities today are: Hamburg, Rostock, Wismar, Stralsund, Lübeck, Greifswald and Demmin.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerungsstand und Bevölkerungsbewegung am 31.12.2015" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Bremen (in German). July 2016.
  2. The carsign HB with 1 letter and 4 digits is reserved for vehicle registration in Bremerhaven.