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Heilbronn

German location
Administration
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Wurttemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictStadtkreis
BrgermeisterHelmut Himmelsbach
Partyparteilos
Basic statistics
Area (km2)99.88
Elevation (m)157
Population121384
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateHN
Postal code74072 74081
Area code07131, 07066

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Heilbronn (-dehaɪlˈbʁɔn) is a city in northern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is completely surrounded by Heilbronn County and with approximately 123.000 residents, it is the sixth-largest city in the state.

The city on the Neckar is a former Imperial Free City and current independent city (i.e. not part of any county) and seat of Heilbronn County. Heilbronn is also the "major economic centre" of the Heilbronn-Franken region that includes almost the entire northeast of Baden-Württemberg.

Heilbronn is known for its wine industry and is nicknamed Käthchenstadt after Heinrich von Kleist's play Das Käthchen von Heilbronn.


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