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.
Flag of Karlsruhe
Coat of arms of Karlsruhe
Location of Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe is located in Germany
Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe is located in Baden-Württemberg
Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe
Coordinates: 49°00′33″N 8°24′14″E / 49.00920970°N 8.40395140°E / 49.00920970; 8.40395140Coordinates: 49°00′33″N 8°24′14″E / 49.00920970°N 8.40395140°E / 49.00920970; 8.40395140
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictUrban district
Founded1715
Subdivisions27 quarters
Government
 • Lord mayorFrank Mentrup (SPD)
Area
 • Total173.46 km2 (66.97 sq mi)
Elevation
115 m (377 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total308,436
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
76131 – 76229
Dialling codes0721
Vehicle registrationKA
Websitewww.karlsruhe.de

Karlsruhe (South Franconian: Kallsruh, Alemannic German: Karlsrueh or Chaarlsruei) 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 kilometers 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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References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2020" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2020] (CSV). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). June 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  2. Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg

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