Karlsruhe

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Karlsruhe
The town centre of the city of Karlsruhe (Germany) photographed from an aeroplane. It is easy to recognize the historic layout of the town: The streets head away from the palace like the rays of the sun.
The town centre of the city of Karlsruhe (Germany) photographed from an aeroplane. It is easy to recognize the historic layout of the town: The streets head away from the palace like the rays of the sun.
Coat of arms of Karlsruhe
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Urban districts of Germany|Urban district
Founded 1715
Subdivisions 27 quarters
Government
 • Lord Mayor Frank Mentrup (SPD)
Area
 • Total 173.46 km2 (66.97 sq mi)
Elevation 115 m (377 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)
 • Total 296,033
 • Density 1,706.64/km2 (4,420.17/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76131 – 76229
Dialling codes 0721
Vehicle registration KA
Website www.karlsruhe.de

Karlsruhe is a city in the south-west of Germany, in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

As of 2016, Karlsruhe has about 308,000 people.

The city lies on the eastern shore of the Rhine River and has a technical university.

France is close by, on the other side of the Rhine River, a few km to the south.

Karlsruhe is the seat of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court of Germany).

The city was the capital of the former Grand Duchy of Baden.

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