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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
Location of Hanau within Main-Kinzig-Kreis district
Hanau in HU.svg
Coordinates: 50°08′0″N 08°55′0″E / 50.13333°N 8.91667°E / 50.13333; 8.91667Coordinates: 50°08′0″N 08°55′0″E / 50.13333°N 8.91667°E / 50.13333; 8.91667
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Kinzig-Kreis
 • Lord Mayor Claus Kaminsky (SPD)
 • Total 76.49 km2 (29.53 sq mi)
Elevation 104 m (341 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 95,370
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/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.

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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