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Ludwigshafen

city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Ludwigshafen am Rhein (literally: Ludwigshafen on the Rhine), commonly referred to as Ludwigshafen, is to Mannheim the second largest city of the Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar.

Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Ludwigshafen
Ludwigshafen
Coat of arms of Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Coat of arms
Location of Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Ludwigshafen am Rhein is located in Germany
Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Ludwigshafen am Rhein is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Coordinates: 49°28′52″N 8°26′07″E / 49.48111°N 8.43528°E / 49.48111; 8.43528Coordinates: 49°28′52″N 8°26′07″E / 49.48111°N 8.43528°E / 49.48111; 8.43528
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictUrban district
Subdivisions10 districts
Government
 • Lord MayorEva Lohse (CDU)
Area
 • Total77.43 km2 (29.90 sq mi)
Elevation
96 m (315 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[3]
 • Total164,718
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
67059 - 67071
Dialling codes0621, 06237
Vehicle registrationLU
Websitewww.ludwigshafen.de

Ludwigshafen is independent of the local district government, but is administrative seat of the surrounding district.

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GeographyEdit

Ludwigshafen lies on the westbank of the Rhine River.

As one of the five upper centers of the country Rhineland-Palatinate Ludwigshafen forms the core of the European Metropolregion Rhine Neckar triangle together with its neighbour city of Baden-Wuerttemberg Mannheim. Further nearer-lying large cities are Heidelberg (about 25 km southeast), Karlsruhe (about 50 km south) and Mainz (about 60 km north).

PopulationEdit

The number of people of the city of Ludwigshafen on the Rhine exceeded the 100,000 by the year 1925. Nowadays it has about 160,000 people, who lives mostly on the chemical industry.

Sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.destatis.de/DE/ZahlenFakten/LaenderRegionen/Regionales/Gemeindeverzeichnis/Administrativ/Aktuell/05Staedte.html.
  2. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.

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