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
Karlsruhe is located in Germany
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 districts of Germany|Urban district
Founded1715
Subdivisions27 quarters
Government
 • Lord MayorFrank Mentrup (SPD)
Area
 • Total173.46 km2 (66.97 sq mi)
Elevation115 m (377 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total307,755
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes76131 – 76229
Dialling codes0721
Vehicle registrationKA
Websitewww.karlsruhe.de
Karlsruhe Palace

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.

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