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Coat of arms of Wiesbaden
Location of Wiesbaden within Hessen
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Wiesbaden is located in Germany
Wiesbaden is located in Hesse
Coordinates: 50°04′57″N 08°14′24″E / 50.08250°N 8.24000°E / 50.08250; 8.24000Coordinates: 50°04′57″N 08°14′24″E / 50.08250°N 8.24000°E / 50.08250; 8.24000
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictUrban district
Subdivisions26 boroughs
 • Lord mayor (2019–25) Gert-Uwe Mende (SPD)
 • Governing partiesCDU / SPD
 • Total203.9 km2 (78.7 sq mi)
115 m (377 ft)
 • Total278,609
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
55246 (Mainz-Kostheim)
55252 (Mainz-Kastel)
Dialling codes0611, 06122, 06127, 06134
Vehicle registrationWI
An aerial view of Wiesbaden

Wiesbaden (German pronunciation: [ˈviːsˌbaːdn̩] (Wiesbadenlisten)) is a city in central western Germany and the capital of the state of Hesse. As of June 2020, it had 290,955 inhabitants,[2] plus approximately 21,000[3] United States citizens (mostly associated with the United States Army). The Wiesbaden urban area is home to approximately 560,000 people. Wiesbaden is the second-largest city in Hesse after Frankfurt am Main.

The city, together with nearby Frankfurt am Main, Darmstadt, 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 translates to "meadow baths", a reference to its famed hot springs. It is also internationally famous for its architecture and climate—it is also called the "Nice of the North" in reference to the city in France.[4] At one time, Wiesbaden had 26 hot springs. As of 2008, fourteen of the springs are still flowing.[5]

In 1970, the town hosted the tenth Hessentag Landesfest (English: Hessian Day, a state festival).

The city is considered the tenth richest in Germany (2014) boasting 110.3% of the national average gross domestic product in 2017. The average annual buying power per citizen is €24,783.[6]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung in Hessen am 31.12.2020 nach Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). June 2021.
  2. ^ "Statistiken zur Bevölkerung". Archived from the original on April 11, 2018. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  3. ^ Verlagsgruppe Rhein Main GmbH & Co. KG. "Shutdown: US-Armee korrigiert Zahl betroffener Angestellter in Wiesbaden nach oben - Wiesbadener Kurier". Archived from the original on October 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Heinrich-Verlag GmBH (2011). Wiesbaden: For Old Friends and New. Heinrich-Verlag GmBH. p. 4. ISBN 978-3-89889-167-7.
  5. ^ Wiesbadener Tagblatt. September 18, 2008
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 25, 2017. Retrieved August 24, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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