Bremerhaven

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Bremerhaven
Coat of arms of Bremerhaven
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Bremen
Founded 1827
Subdivisions 2 boroughs with 9 districts
Government
 • Lord Mayor Melf Grantz (SPD)
Area
 • Total 78.867 km2 (30.451 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2007-02-28)
 • Total 116,241
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 27501-27580
Dialling codes 0471
Vehicle registration HB
Website bremerhaven.de
Skyline

Bremerhaven is a city in the north of Germany, in the state of Bremen. It is where the rivers Weser and Geeste meet.

Bremerhaven has more than 115,000 people. It lives mostly on its marine industry. The city was founded in 1827.

A city called Geestemünde was founded in 1847 as a "rival" of Bremerhaven. Some villages around Bremerhaven are older. Geestemünde and Lehe were joined together in 1927 to Wesermünde. Wesermünde and Bremerhaven were unified in 1939 to Wesermünde. After the Second World War the city was called Bremerhaven.

Bremerhaven was one of the important harbours of emigration in Europe. In 2005 a museum of emigration opened in Bremerhaven (the "Deutsches Auswanderhaus").[1]

Bremerhaven has a railway station Bremerhaven Hauptbahnhof that opened in 1914. It was in Geestemünde in 1862. It was the first railway station in the area.

Bremerhaven has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Köppen climate classification).

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Panoramic view to Bremerhaven from Bremerhaven Radar Tower. On the left side is the city including „Columbus-Center“, some tourist attractions (including the "Havenwelten" just under construction)