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Ludwigshafen

German location
NameLudwigshafen am Rhein
Administration
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictKreisfreie Stadt
BrgermeisterEva Lohse
PartyCDU
Basic statistics
Area (km2)77.68
Elevation (m)96
Population163560
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateLU
Postal code67059 - 67071
Area code0621, 06237

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:For Ludwigshafen am Bodensee, see Bodman-Ludwigshafen.Ludwigshafen am Rhein is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Ludwigshafen is located on the Rhine opposite Mannheim. Together with Mannheim, Heidelberg and the surrounding region, it forms the Rhine Neckar Area.

Ludwigshafen is known for its chemical industry (BASF). Among its cultural facilities rank the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz. Ludwigshafen is the birthplace of the former German chancellor Helmut Kohl and the philosopher Ernst Bloch.


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