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Kaiserslautern

German location
Administration
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictKreisfreie Stadt
BrgermeisterDr. Klaus Weichel
PartySPD
Basic statistics
Area (km2)139.72
Elevation (m)245
Population99469
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateKL
Postal code67655 67663
Area code0631 / 06301

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Kaiserslautern (-dekaɪzɐˈslaʊtɐnlangde-Kaiserslautern is a city in southwest Germany, located in the Bundesland (State) of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) at the edge of the Palatinate forest (Pfälzer Wald). The historic centre dates to the 9th century. It is 459 km (285.2 mi) from Paris, 117 km (72.7 mi) from Frankfurt am Main, and 159 km (98.8 mi) from Luxembourg.

Kaiserslautern is home to 99,469 people. Approximately 50,000 NATO military personnel inhabit the city and its surrounding district (Landkreis Kaiserslautern), and contribute approximately $1 billion annually to the local economy. These are mainly Americans, who often call the city K-Town.


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