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State of Hessen
Land Hessen
State
Flag of State of Hessen
Coat of arms of State of Hessen
Anthem: Hessenlied (German)
"Song of Hesse"
Locator map Hesse in Germany.svg
Coordinates: 50°36′29″N 9°01′42″E / 50.608028°N 9.028472°E / 50.608028; 9.028472Coordinates: 50°36′29″N 9°01′42″E / 50.608028°N 9.028472°E / 50.608028; 9.028472
CountryGermany
CapitalWiesbaden
Largest cityFrankfurt
Government
 • BodyLandtag of Hesse
 • Minister-PresidentBoris Rhein (CDU)
 • Governing partiesCDU / Greens
 • Bundesrat votes5 (of 69)
 • Bundestag seats50 (of 736)
Area
 • Total21,120 km2 (8,150 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,243,262
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
DemonymHessian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeDE-HE
GRP (nominal)€294 billion (2019)[2]
GRP per capita€47,000 (2019)
NUTS RegionDE7
HDI (2018)0.955[3]
very high · 6th of 16
Websitewww.hessen.de
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Hesse (/hɛs/,[4] US also /ˈhɛsə, ˈhɛsi/,[5] Hessian dialect: [ˈhɛzə]) or Hessia (UK: /ˈhɛsiə/, US: /ˈhɛʃə/; German: Hessen [ˈhɛsn̩] (Hesselisten)), officially the State of Hessen (German: Land Hessen), is a state in Germany. Its capital city is Wiesbaden, and the largest urban area is Frankfurt. Two other major historic cities are Darmstadt and Kassel. With an area of 21,000 square kilometers and a population of just over six million, it ranks seventh and fifth, respectively, among the sixteen German states. Frankfurt Rhine-Main, Germany's second-largest metropolitan area (after Rhine-Ruhr), is mainly located in Hesse.

As a cultural region, Hesse also includes the area known as Rhenish Hesse (Rheinhessen) in the neighbouring state of Rhineland-Palatinate.[6]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). September 2018.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Baden-Württemberg, Statistisches Landesamt. "Bruttoinlandsprodukt – in jeweiligen Preisen – in Deutschland 1991 bis 2019 nach Bundesländern (WZ 2008) – VGR dL". www.vgrdl.de. Archived from the original on 2020-06-25. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI – Area Database – Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Hesse". Lexico UK English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Archived from the original on 2020-03-22.
  5. ^ "Hesse". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Geschichte. Kurz und knapp – Geschichte – Identität – Region – Rheinhessen". Rheinhessen.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-13.

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