Hanau

city in Main-Kinzig-Kreis in Hesse, Germany

Hanau is a town in Hesse, Germany. It is 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main, where the little river Kinzig joins the river Main. About 100,000 people live in Hanau.

Hanau
Goldsmiths' House (Hanau old town hall)
Goldsmiths' House (Hanau old town hall)
Flag of Hanau
Coat of arms of Hanau
Location of Hanau within Main-Kinzig-Kreis district
Hanau in HU.svg
Hanau is located in Germany
Hanau
Hanau
Hanau is located in Hesse
Hanau
Hanau
Coordinates: 50°08′0″N 08°55′0″E / 50.13333°N 8.91667°E / 50.13333; 8.91667Coordinates: 50°08′0″N 08°55′0″E / 50.13333°N 8.91667°E / 50.13333; 8.91667
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictMain-Kinzig-Kreis
Government
 • Lord mayorClaus Kaminsky (SPD)
Area
 • Total76.49 km2 (29.53 sq mi)
Elevation
104 m (341 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total95,370
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
63450, 63452, 63454 63456, 63457
Dialling codes06181
Vehicle registrationHU
Websitewww.hanau.de

HistoryEdit

Hanau was first mentioned in 1143 and became a city in 1303.

During World War II, Hanau was almost completely destroyed by British airstrikes in March 1945.

Nine people were killed in two shootings in Hanau on 19 February 2020.

Famous peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). January 2018.