city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ludwigshafen am Rhein (literally: Ludwigshafen on the Rhine), commonly referred to as Ludwigshafen, is a City in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. and to Mannheim the second largest city of the Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar.

Ludwigshafen am Rhein
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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
DistrictUrban district
Subdivisions10 districts
 • Lord mayorEva Lohse (CDU)
 • Total77.68 km2 (29.99 sq mi)
96 m (315 ft)
 • Total172,557
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
67059 - 67071
Dialling codes0621, 06237
Vehicle registrationLU

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


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).


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.

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  1. "Bevölkerungsstand 2020, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2021.

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