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German location
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
BrgermeisterDr. Eckart Würzner
Basic statistics
Area (km2)108.83
Elevation (m)114
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateHD
Postal code69115 69126
Area code06221

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Heidelberg -deˈhaɪdəlbɛʁk is a German city situated in the south-west of the country. The fifth largest city of the German State of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg is part of a densely populated region known as the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. As of 2009, over 145,000 people live within the city's area. Heidelberg lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in the Odenwald.

Heidelberg - having been a former residence of the Electoral Palatinate in the past - is the seat of the University of Heidelberg, which is well-known far beyond its and Germany's borders. Heidelberg is also a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape's character, including the Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town. The US Army has had a military base in Heidelberg since 1951.

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