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Aerial view of the city
Aerial view of the city
Coat of arms of Kiel
Coat of arms
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 (2015-12-31)[2]
 • Total 246,306
 • Density 2,076.8/km2 (5,378.8/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).

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