Hanau

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Hanau
Coat of arms of Hanau
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Kinzig-Kreis
Government
 • Lord Mayor Claus Kaminsky (SPD)
Area
 • Total 76.49 km2 (29.53 sq mi)
Elevation 104 m (341 ft)
Population (2007-04-30)
 • Total 88,251
 • Density 1,153.76/km2 (2,988.22/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 63450, 63452, 63454 63456, 63457
Dialling codes 06181
Vehicle registration HU
Website www.hanau.de

Hanau is a town in Hesse, Germany. It is 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main, where the little river Kinzig joins the river Main. Hanau has about 89,000 inhabitants, and is the sixth-largest city in Hesse.

History[change | change source]

Hanau was first mentioned in 1143 and became a city in 1303.

During World War II Hanau was almost completely destroyed by British airstrikes in March 1945.

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