Hanover

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Hanover
German: Hannover
New Town Hall, Hanover
Coat of arms of Hanover
Coat of arms
Hanover  is located in Germany
Hanover
Hanover
Location of Hanover within Hannover district
Hannover in H.svg
Coordinates: 52°22′N 9°43′E / 52.367°N 9.717°E / 52.367; 9.717Coordinates: 52°22′N 9°43′E / 52.367°N 9.717°E / 52.367; 9.717
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Hannover
Government
 • Lord Mayor Stefan Schostok[1] (SPD)
 • Governing parties SPD / Greens
Area
 • City 204.01 km2 (78.77 sq mi)
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[2]
 • City 532,163
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,119,032
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 30001 - 30669
Dialling codes 0511
Vehicle registration H
Website www.hannover.de

Hanover (German: Hannover) is a German city. It is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony. Hanover has 522,944 inhabitants (1 February 2007).

Hannover from sky

In Hanover there are some big industry companies like Volkswagen (Cars and Vans), Continental (tyres), Varta (batteries) and TUI (tourism).

Hanover has a very modern zoo and an international airport.

There are some very big fairs in Hanover like the CeBIT - Centre of Office, Information and Telecommunication (B is for Büro that means office) and the traditional Hanover fair that shows classical industrial products.

In the year 2000 the Expo-2000 was in Hanover.

Hanover has a large forest near the inner city, it is called the Eilenriede. There is also a lake (the Maschsee) of about three km length and 500 m width near the city centre. The famous gardens of Herrenhausen (Herrenhäuser Gärten) are also in Hanover. The gardens were heavily destroyed in WWII, but they are currently under reconstruction.

People in Hannover get around town by using the Hannover Hauptbahnhof, which has been around since 1843.

The mayor of the city is Stefan Weil who followed Herbert Schmalstieg in 2006. Both are from the social democratic party SPD. The city has been administered by social democratic city councils since the 1950s.

The (new) town hall is one of the famous buildings in the city, others are the Marktkirche (market church), the old (medieval) town hall, some castles like the Leineschloss and the Welfenschloss.

Hanover is located at the river Leine.

Some internationally famous inhabitants of the town are:

The classic rock band Scorpions, the former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder and the association football player Per Mertesacker.

Key employers in the region are Volkswagen, Continental, Talanx, Hannover Re, Nord LB and VHV.

Universities[change | change source]

  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover (Hanover University)
  • Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (Hanover Medical University)
  • Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover (Hanvover Veterinary School)
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theatre Hannover (Hanover Music and Theater University)
  • Fachhochschule Hannover (University of Applied Sciences)
  • Evangelische Fachhochschule Hannover (a Christian University of Applied Sciences - for social science. Hanover is the 11th largest city in Germany by population within city limits. According to 2005. estimate Hanover urban area had 766,000 inhabitants and today that population counts around 777,000 inhabitants (by 2008. estimate). Hanover metropolitan area has 1,129,000 inhabitants.

Climate[change | change source]

Hannover has an Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification).

Climate data for Hanover
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3
(37.4)
4.11
(39.4)
7.89
(46.2)
12.72
(54.9)
17.72
(63.9)
20.89
(69.6)
22.22
(72.0)
22.28
(72.1)
18.61
(65.5)
13.78
(56.8)
7.72
(45.9)
4.11
(39.4)
12.94
(55.3)
Average low °C (°F) -2.22
(28.0)
-2
(28.4)
0.28
(32.5)
2.89
(37.2)
7
(44.6)
10.28
(50.5)
12
(53.6)
11.72
(53.1)
9.39
(48.9)
6
(42.8)
2.28
(36.1)
-0.72
(30.7)
4.72
(40.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 53
(2.1)
38
(1.5)
48
(1.9)
51
(2.0)
61
(2.4)
74
(2.9)
61
(2.4)
64
(2.5)
53
(2.1)
43
(1.7)
53
(2.1)
61
(2.4)
660
(26.0)
Sunshine hours 41.6 66.7 105.7 150.2 206.3 208.0 198.4 197.1 138.6 104.0 51.5 33.5 1,501.6
Source: Intellicast[3]

Sports[change | change source]

Hanover has a famous football club, Hannover 96, since 2002 (again) a member of the first German football league, the Bundesliga. Its home stadium is the AWD-Arena (capacity: 49000). Hanover is also a center for ice hockey.

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