Hanau

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Hanau
Goldsmiths' House (Hanau old town hall)
Goldsmiths' House (Hanau old town hall)
Coat of arms of Hanau
Coat of arms
Hanau is located in Germany
Hanau
Hanau
Location of Hanau within Main-Kinzig-Kreis district
Hanau in HU.svg
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CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictMain-Kinzig-Kreis
Government
 • Lord MayorClaus Kaminsky (SPD)
Area
 • Total76.49 km2 (29.53 sq mi)
Elevation
104 m (341 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total95,370
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
63450, 63452, 63454 63456, 63457
Dialling codes06181
Vehicle registrationHU
Websitewww.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.

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). January 2018.