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Aerial view of the city
Aerial view of the city
Coat of arms of Kiel
Coat of arms
Kiel is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°20′N 10°8′E / 54.333°N 10.133°E / 54.333; 10.133Coordinates: 54°20′N 10°8′E / 54.333°N 10.133°E / 54.333; 10.133
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Urban district
Subdivisions 18 districts
 • Lord Mayor Ulf Kämpfer [1] (SPD)
 • Governing parties SPD / Green
 • Total 118.6 km2 (45.8 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total 247,441
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24103 – 24159
Dialling codes 0431
Vehicle registration KI

Kiel ([kiːl] ) is a city in the north of Germany. It is the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. It has a population of 239,526 people.[3] It is a port on the sea and has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

References[change | change source]

  1. Oberbürgermeister Dr. Ulf Kämpfer
  2. "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2016] (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  3. "population of Schleswig-Holstein (German)"