Wetzlar

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Wetzlar
The oldtown and the old Lahnbridge
The oldtown and the old Lahnbridge
Coat of arms of Wetzlar
Coat of arms
Location of Wetzlar within Lahn-Dill-Kreis Rural DistrictLahn-Dill-Kreis district
Lahn-Dill-Kreis Wetzlar.png
Wetzlar is located in Germany
Wetzlar
Wetzlar
Wetzlar is located in Hesse
Wetzlar
Wetzlar
Coordinates: 50°34′N 8°30′E / 50.567°N 8.500°E / 50.567; 8.500Coordinates: 50°34′N 8°30′E / 50.567°N 8.500°E / 50.567; 8.500
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionGießen
DistrictLahn-Dill-Kreis Rural DistrictLahn-Dill-Kreis
Subdivisions8 quarters
Government
 • Lord MayorWolfram Dette (FDP)
Area
 • Total75.65 km2 (29.21 sq mi)
Elevation
148-401 m (−1,168 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total52,446
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
35521 – 35586
Dialling codes06441
Vehicle registrationLDK
Websitewetzlar.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:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). January 2018.

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