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Panorama of Hamelin
Panorama of Hamelin
Coat of arms of Hamelin
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hameln-Pyrmont
 • Lord Mayor Susanne Lippmann (Ind.)
 • Total 102.30 km2 (39.50 sq mi)
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2006-12-30)
 • Total 58,696
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 31785 – 89, 3250
Dialling codes 05151
Vehicle registration HM
Website www.hameln.de

Hameln (English name sometimes Hamelin) is a city in Germany. In 2005, about 58.000 peolple lived there. A very well-known story from there is called The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Der Rattenfänger von Hameln). The story dates from the Middle Ages.

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