|Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Freie Hansestadt Bremen
|State of Germany|
Position of Bremen within Germany
|• Senate President||Carsten Sieling (SPD)|
|• Governing parties||SPD / Greens|
|• Total||408 km2 (158 sq mi)|
|• Total||664,000 |
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "State population". Portal of the Federal Statistics Office Germany. Retrieved 2007-04-25.