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Wiesbaden

German location
NameWiesbaden
Administration
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictUrban district
BrgermeisterHelmut Müller
PartyCDU
Governing partyCDU
Basic statistics
Area (km2)203.9
Elevation (m)115
Population275421
Founded6
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateWI
Postal code65001 65207, 55240 55252
Area code0611, 06122, 06127, 06134

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Wiesbaden is a city in southwest Germany and the capital of the federal state of Hesse. It has about 275,400 inhabitants, plus approximately 10,000 United States citizens (mostly associated with the American military). Wiesbaden, together with the cities of Frankfurt am Main and Mainz, is part of the Frankfurt Rhine Main Region, a metropolitan area with a combined population of about 5.8 million people.

Wiesbaden is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. Its name literally means "meadow baths". At one time, Wiesbaden boasted 27 hot springs. Fifteen of the springs are still flowing today.


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