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State of Hesse
Land Hessen (German)
State
Flag of State of Hesse
Coat of arms of State of Hesse
Anthem: Hessenlied
"Song of Hesse"
Map
Coordinates: 50°36′29″N 9°01′42″E / 50.608028°N 9.028472°E / 50.608028; 9.028472
CountryGermany
CapitalWiesbaden
Largest cityFrankfurt am Main
Government
 • BodyLandtag of Hesse
 • Minister-PresidentBoris Rhein (CDU)
 • Governing partiesCDU / SPD
 • Bundesrat votes5 (of 69)
 • Bundestag seats50 (of 736)
Area
 • Total21,114.73 km2 (8,152.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2022-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,391,360
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
DemonymHessian
GDP
[2]
 • Total€323.352 billion (2022)
 • Per capita€50,751 (2022)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeDE-HE
NUTS RegionDE7
HDI (2021)0.950[3]
very high · 5th of 16
Websitewww.hessen.de

Hesse[a] or Hessia[b] (German: Hessen [ˈhɛsn̩] ), officially the State of Hesse (German: Land Hessen), is a state in Germany. Its capital city is Wiesbaden, and the largest urban area is Frankfurt, which is also the country's principal financial centre. Two other major historic cities are Darmstadt and Kassel. With an area of 21,114.73 square kilometers and a population of 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. ^ "Bevölkerungsfortschreibung". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). February 2022.
  2. ^ "Bruttoinlandsprodukt, Bruttowertschöpfung | Statistikportal.de". Statistische Ämter des Bundes und der Länder | Gemeinsames Statistikportal (in German). Retrieved 2023-07-31.
  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.com 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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