Bremen (state)

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Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Freie Hansestadt Bremen  (German)
Free Hansestadt Bremen  (Low German)
Bremen City Hall
Flag of Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Coat of arms of Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Coordinates: 53°20′50″N 8°35′29″E / 53.34722°N 8.59139°E / 53.34722; 8.59139
CountryGermany
CapitalBremen
Government
 • BodyBürgerschaft of Bremen
 • Senate President and MayorAndreas Bovenschulte (SPD)
 • Governing partiesSPD / Alliance 90/The Greens / The Left
 • Bundesrat votes3 (of 69)
Area
 • City419.38 km2 (161.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2020-12)[1]
 • City680,130
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeDE-HB
Vehicle registration
  • HB (1906–1947; again since 1956)
  • BM (1947)
  • AE (1947–1956)
GRP (nominal)€34 billion (2019)[2]
GRP per capita€49,000 (2019)
NUTS RegionDE5
HDI (2018)0.959[3]
very high · 4th of 16
Websitebremen.de

Bremen is the smallest state in Germany. It is a city-state with an area of 404.23 km2 (156.1 sq mi). Bremen has a population of 664,000 people.

The official name is "Freie Hansestadt Bremen". This is because Bremen used to be in the Hanseatic League which was a group of cities which did a lot of trading. Many goods were sent from the port of Bremen or bought from the port from other countries. "Free" means it was independent of the local dukes and princes.

Bremen has two major cities, these cities are Bremen and Bremerhaven. The local football club is named Werder Bremen.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung, Gebiet — Aktuelle Statistische Berichte — Bevölkerungsentwicklung im Land Bremen". Statistisches Landesamt Bremen (in German). September 2018.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Statisktik". Archived from the original on 25 June 2020. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  3. "Sub-national HDI — Area Database — Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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