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The oldtown and the old Lahnbridge
The oldtown and the old Lahnbridge
Coat of arms of Wetzlar
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Lahn-Dill-Kreis Rural DistrictLahn-Dill-Kreis
Subdivisions 8 quarters
 • Lord Mayor Wolfram Dette (FDP)
 • Total 75.67 km2 (29.22 sq mi)
Elevation 148-401 m (−1,168 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 51,649
 • Density 682.56/km2 (1,767.81/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35521 – 35586
Dialling codes 06441
Vehicle registration LDK
Website wetzlar.de

Wetzlar is a city at the river Lahn in Hesse in Germany. The number of people in the city is about 53,000. Wetzlar is near Frankfurt.

Wetzlar is famous for the historic Oldtown and for Goethe.

The camera maker Leica is there.

Wetzlar has a connection to the Autobahn 45 with three junctions.

Wetzlar is twinned with:

  1. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). August 2016.