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
Coordinates: 53°5′N 8°48′E / 53.083°N 8.800°E / 53.083; 8.800Coordinates: 53°5′N 8°48′E / 53.083°N 8.800°E / 53.083; 8.800
Country Germany
State Bremen
Government
 • First mayor Carsten Sieling (SPD)
 • Governing parties SPD / Green
Area
 • City 326.73 km2 (126.15 sq mi)
 • Metro 11,627 km2 (4,489 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2006-11-01)
 • City 548,475
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,400,000
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 28001–28779
Dialling codes 0421
Vehicle registration HB (with 1 to 2 letters and 1 to 4 digits)[1]
Website Bremen 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.

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  1. The carsign HB with 1 letter and 4 digits is reserved for vehicle registration in Bremerhaven.