Bremen

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Bremen
Bremen town hall, St. Peter's Cathedral and parliament
Coat of arms of Bremen
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Bremen
Subdivisions 5 boroughs with 23 districts
Government
 • First mayor Carsten Sieling (SPD)
 • Governing parties SPD / Green
Area
 • City 326.73 km2 (126.15 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2006-11-01)
 • City 548,477
 • Density 1,678.686/km2 (4,347.78/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,511,198
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 28001 – 28779
Dialling codes 0421
Vehicle registration HB
Website bremen.de

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.