Global Information Lookup Global Information

Mainz information


Mainz
Määnz / Meenz (Hessian)
Mayence (French)
City
Mainz
View of Mainz Cathedral from Wiesbaden
Mainz
Houses on Market Square
Mainz
Old Town
Mainz
St. Peter
Mainz
Osteiner Hof
Mainz
Drususstein
Mainz
Judensand (Jews' Sand) cemetery
Mainz
Christuskirche
Mainz
Mainz Cathedral and Rhine
Flag of Mainz
Coat of arms of Mainz
Location of Mainz
Map
Mainz is located in Germany
Mainz
Mainz
Mainz is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Mainz
Mainz
Coordinates: 49°59′58″N 08°16′25″E / 49.99944°N 8.27361°E / 49.99944; 8.27361
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictUrban district
Founded13/12 BC
Subdivisions15 boroughs
Government
 • Lord mayor (2023–31) Nino Haase[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total97.75 km2 (37.74 sq mi)
Highest elevation
285 m (935 ft)
Lowest elevation
85 m (279 ft)
Population
 (2022-12-31)[2]
 • Total220,552
 • Density2,300/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
55116–55131
Dialling codes06131, 06136
Vehicle registrationMZ
Websitewww.mainz.de
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official nameShUM Sites of Speyer, Worms and Mainz
TypeCultural
Criteria(ii)(iii)(vi)
Designated2021
Reference no.[1]

Mainz (/mnts/;[3] German: [maɪnts] ; see below) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, and with around 221,000 inhabitants, it is Germany's 35th-largest city. It lies in the Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region—Germany's second-largest metropolitan region after Rhine-Ruhr—which also encompasses the cities of Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Darmstadt, Offenbach am Main, and Hanau.

Mainz is located at the northern end of the Upper Rhine Plain, on the left bank of the Rhine, opposite the Hessian capital of Wiesbaden and the mouth of the River Main into the Rhine. It is the largest city of Rhenish Hesse, a region of Rhineland-Palatinate that was historically part of Hesse, and is one of Germany's most important wine regions because of its mild climate. Mainz is connected to Frankfurt am Main by the Rhine-Main S-Bahn rapid transit system. Before 1945, Mainz had six boroughs on the other side of the Rhine (see: de:Rechtsrheinische Stadtteile von Mainz). Three have been incorporated into Wiesbaden (see: de:AKK-Konflikt), and three are now independent.

Mainz was founded as Castrum Mogontiacum by Roman general Nero Claudius Drusus in the 1st century BC on the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, and became the capital of the Roman province of Germania Superior. The city was settled by the Franks from 459 on, and in the 8th century it became an important city within the Holy Roman Empire, as capital of the Electorate of Mainz and seat of the Archbishop-Elector of Mainz, the primate of Germany. Mainz Cathedral is one of the three Rhenish Imperial Cathedrals along with Speyer Cathedral and Worms Cathedral.

Since the 12th century, Mainz was one of the ShUM-cities [de]—a league formed by the cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz—which are referred to as the cradle of Ashkenazi Jewish life and as the center of Jewish life during Medieval times. The Jewish heritage of these cities is one of a kind, and has been declared the UNESCO World Heritage Site of "ShUM Sites of Speyer, Worms and Mainz" [de],[4] which includes the Judensand [de] (Jews' Sand), the second-oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe after the Heiliger Sand in Worms.

Mainz is the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg, who introduced letterpress printing to Europe with his movable type printing press, starting the global spread of the printing press, and in the early 1450s manufactured his first books in the city, including the Gutenberg Bibles, two of which are kept at the city's Gutenberg Museum. Mainz was heavily damaged in World War II; more than 30 air raids destroyed around half of the old town in the city centre, but many buildings were rebuilt post-war.

Like most cities in the Rhineland, Mainz holds extensive carnival celebrations, that are known as the second-most important in Germany, after the celebrations in Cologne. The borough of Lerchenberg is the seat of ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, lit. "Second German Television"), the second-most important German public service television broadcaster, as well as of 3sat, another television broadcaster, that is jointly operated by public broadcasters from Germany (ARD and ZDF), Austria (ORF), and Switzerland (SRG SSR).

  1. ^ Wahl der Oberbürgermeister der kreisfreien Städte, Landeswahlleiter Rheinland-Pfalz. Retrieved 5 July 2023.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2022, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden" (PDF) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz. 2023.
  3. ^ "Mainz definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary".
  4. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "ShUM Sites of Speyer, Worms and Mainz". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2022.

and 21 Related for: Mainz information

Request time (Page generated in 0.5963 seconds.)

Mainz

Last Update:

Mainz (/maɪnts/; German: [maɪnts] ; see below) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, and with around 221,000 inhabitants...

Word Count : 9949

Electorate of Mainz

Last Update:

The Electorate of Mainz (German: Kurfürstentum Mainz or Kurmainz, Latin: Electoratus Moguntinus), previously known in English as Mentz and by its French...

Word Count : 708

Mainz Cathedral

Last Update:

Mainz Cathedral or St. Martin's Cathedral (German: Mainzer Dom, Martinsdom or, officially, Der Hohe Dom zu Mainz) is located near the historical center...

Word Count : 2894

Elector of Mainz

Last Update:

Mainz was one of the seven Prince-electors of the Holy Roman Empire. As both the Archbishop of Mainz and the ruling prince of the Electorate of Mainz...

Word Count : 1422

University of Mainz

Last Update:

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (German: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) is a public research university in Mainz, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany...

Word Count : 1790

Mainz Gladius

Last Update:

The Mainz Gladius or Sword of Tiberius is a famous ancient Roman sword and sheath that was found in the Rhine near Mainz in Germany. Since 1866 it has...

Word Count : 411

Mainz Citadel

Last Update:

The Mainzer Zitadelle (Citadel of Mainz) is situated at the fringe of Mainz Old Town [de], near Mainz Römisches Theater station. The fortress was constructed...

Word Count : 751

Aureus of Mainz

Last Update:

Aureus of Mainz (born at an unknown date in the Rhone-Loire region; died c. 436 or 451, Mainz or Eichsfeld) is a Roman Catholic saint and the first named...

Word Count : 629

Republic of Mainz

Last Update:

The Republic of Mainz was the first democratic state in the current German territory and was centered in Mainz. A product of the French Revolutionary Wars...

Word Count : 668

Timeline of Mainz

Last Update:

Mainz, Germany. 13/12 BC - Roman fort Mogontiacum built. 314 - Roman Catholic Diocese of Mainz established (approximate date). 406 - Battle of Mainz (406)...

Word Count : 1617

Alban of Mainz

Last Update:

Alban of Mainz (Latin: Albanus or Albinus; supposedly died in or near Mainz) was a Catholic priest, missionary, and martyr in the Late Roman Empire. He...

Word Count : 2325

Gladius

Last Update:

units waged war, and created over time new types of "gladii" such as the Mainz gladius and the Pompeii gladius. Finally, in the third century AD the heavy...

Word Count : 2925

Free City Of Mainz

Last Update:

The Free City Mainz was a city-state that existed from 13 BC to 1803 in the early Middle Ages, which played a crucial role in the Christianization of...

Word Count : 480

Wheel of Mainz

Last Update:

The Wheel of Mainz or Mainzer Rad, in German, was the coat of arms of the Archbishopric of Mainz and thus also of the Electorate of Mainz (Kurmainz), in...

Word Count : 1487

King Crimson Live in Mainz

Last Update:

King Crimson Live in Mainz is a live album by the band King Crimson, released through the King Crimson Collectors' Club in March 2001. The album was recorded...

Word Count : 228

Siege of Mainz

Last Update:

Siege of Mainz may refer to: Siege of Mainz (1689), a siege under Jacques Henri de Durfort de Duras during the Nine Years' War Siege of Mainz (1792), a...

Word Count : 132

Mainz Hauptbahnhof

Last Update:

Mainz Hauptbahnhof ("Mainz main station", formerly known as Centralbahnhof Mainz) is a railway station for the city of Mainz in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate...

Word Count : 1511

David Mainz

Last Update:

Emilio Mainz Navarro (born 21 June 1985) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Borja as a forward. Born in Sádaba, Province of Zaragoza, Mainz made his...

Word Count : 428

Christian of Mainz

Last Update:

Christian of Mainz may refer to: Christian I (archbishop of Mainz), r. 1165–1183 Christian II (archbishop of Mainz), r. 1249–1251 This disambiguation...

Word Count : 54

Mainz carnival

Last Update:

The Mainz Carnival (Mainzer Fastnacht, "Määnzer Fassenacht" or "Meenzer Fassenacht") is a months-long citywide carnival celebration in Mainz, Germany that...

Word Count : 1987

Landesmuseum Mainz

Last Update:

The Landesmuseum Mainz, or Mainz State Museum, is a museum of art and history in Mainz, Germany. In March 2010 it reopened in full after an extensive...

Word Count : 522

PDF Search Engine © AllGlobal.net