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Breem / Bräm (Low German)
Clockwise from top: Bremen Market Square; houses on the market square and Bremen Roland Statue; Bremen City Hall; Bremen Cathedral; Town Musicians of Bremen Statue; Schnoor scenery; and Schütting Building
Flag of Bremen
Coat of arms of Bremen
Location of Bremen
Bremen is located in Germany
Bremen is located in Bremen
Coordinates: 53°04′33″N 08°48′26″E / 53.07583°N 8.80722°E / 53.07583; 8.80722
Subdivisions5 boroughs, 19 districts, 88 subdistricts
 • MayorAndreas Bovenschulte (SPD)
 • Governing partiesSPD / Greens / Left
 • City326.73 km2 (126.15 sq mi)
 • Metro
11,627 km2 (4,489 sq mi)
12 m (39 ft)
 • City563,290
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
 • Metro
Demonym(s)Bremer (m), Bremerin (f)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes0421
Vehicle registrationHB (with 1 to 2 letters and 1 to 4 digits)[2]
WebsiteBremen online

Bremen (Low German also: Breem or Bräm), officially the City Municipality of Bremen (German: Stadtgemeinde Bremen, IPA: [ˈʃtatɡəˌmaɪndə ˈbʁeːmən] ), is the capital of the German state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (Freie Hansestadt Bremen), a two-city-state consisting of the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven. With about 570,000 inhabitants, the Hanseatic city is the 11th largest city of Germany and the second largest city in Northern Germany after Hamburg.

Bremen is the largest city on the River Weser, the longest river flowing entirely in Germany, lying some 60 km (37 mi) upstream from its mouth into the North Sea, and is surrounded by the state of Lower Saxony. A commercial and industrial city, Bremen is, together with Oldenburg and Bremerhaven, part of the Bremen/Oldenburg Metropolitan Region, with 2.5 million people. Bremen is contiguous with the Lower Saxon towns of Delmenhorst, Stuhr, Achim, Weyhe, Schwanewede and Lilienthal. There is an exclave of Bremen in Bremerhaven, the "Citybremian Overseas Port Area Bremerhaven" (Stadtbremisches Überseehafengebiet Bremerhaven). Bremen is the fourth largest city in the Low German dialect area after Hamburg, Dortmund and Essen.

Bremen's port, together with the port of Bremerhaven at the mouth of the Weser, is the second largest port in Germany after the Port of Hamburg. The airport of Bremen (Flughafen Bremen "Hans Koschnick") lies in the southern borough of Neustadt-Neuenland and is Germany's 12th busiest airport.

Bremen is a major cultural and economic hub of Northern Germany. The city is home to dozens of historical galleries and museums, ranging from historical sculptures to major art museums, such as the Bremen Overseas Museum (Übersee-Museum Bremen).[3] The Bremen City Hall and the Bremen Roland are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bremen is well known through the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale "Town Musicians of Bremen" (Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten), and there is a statue dedicated to it in front of the city hall.

Bremen has a reputation as a working-class city.[4] The city is home to many multinationals and manufacturing companies headquartered in Bremen include Hachez chocolate and Vector Foiltec.[5] Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen play in the Weserstadion on the bank of the Weser.

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsentwicklung im Land Bremen 4. Quartal 2021" (PDF) (PDF) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Bremen. June 2022.
  2. ^ The carsign HB with 1 letter and 4 digits is reserved for vehicle registration in Bremerhaven.
  3. ^ "Museums and Galleries –". Archived from the original on 2017-08-12. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  4. ^ "Bremen city report". Retrieved 2015-08-28.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Bremen – Made in Bremen". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-08-28.

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